Nokia Content Discoverer provides global distribution channel for SNAP Mobile multiplayer games
Nokia’s on-device portal solution makes Java-based SNAP multiplayer mobile games available for download and purchase over millions of Nokia S60 and Series 40 handsets
July 11, 2006, Espoo, Finland - Nokia (NYSE: NOK) today announced it will provide SNAP Mobile multiplayer games for download and purchase through its Nokia Content Discoverer on-device portal solution, embedded in millions of Nokia devices based on S60 and Series 40 currently available in markets worldwide.
The new arrangement provides mobile gaming publishers and developers a global distribution channel, enabling them to reach users of all Nokia Content Discoverer enabled Nokia handsets. Nokia Content Discoverer, representing the evolution of Nokia’s end-to-end Preminet content discovery and delivery ecosystem for mobile operators, offers a collection of shopping mall “stores” or “catalogs” that afford mobile subscribers easy access to downloadable content from branded content providers, leading content aggregators and their mobile service provider.
Beginning in the second half of 2006, connected multiplayer titles developed on Nokia’s SNAP Mobile platform will be available in selected markets through a dedicated catalog location to any user with a Nokia handset that features the Nokia Content Discoverer client. Already embedded as an on-device portal in nine Nokia handset models comprising millions of devices currently in the marketplace, Nokia Content Discoverer is slated to ship on an additional six Nokia handset models to global markets by the end of 2006.
“The Nokia Content Discoverer on-device portal provides a powerful tool that makes it easy for mobile subscribers to experience connected multiplayer gaming on millions of handsets based on the world’s leading mobile device platforms,” said Petteri Putkiranta, Director of Platform Solutions, Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer support program. “The new availability of Nokia’s Java-based SNAP Mobile games through Nokia Content Discoverer gives publishers and developers a direct pathway to users seeking the interactive experience of in-game competition against friends or community members.”
“Connected mobile gameplay with friends is a fast-growing trend in mobile entertainment and Nokia Content Discoverer now provides a quick and efficient way for mobile consumers to find, try and purchase the latest multiplayer game titles,” said Lisa Waits, Head of Nokia’s SNAP Mobile. “Using SNAP Mobile and Nokia Content Discoverer, mobile game publishers, developers and operators now have an excellent channel model to drive content and data traffic revenues from the market demand for connected mobile games.”
Using Nokia Content Discoverer, mobile subscribers are able to easily discover, download and purchase localized content, applications and services, including Symbian C++ applications for S60, Java(TM) games and productivity applications, logos and background images, ring tones and True Tones, video clips and files, full-track music and Flash content. Mobile users will experience a greatly enhanced content shopping experience through Nokia Content Discoverer’s advanced on-device caching of content catalog metadata and integrated preview/prelisten and installation capabilities, speeding time to discovery and download, and facilitating easy purchase of mobile content.
Nokia Content Discoverer is currently embedded in select Nokia devices based on S60 and Series 40 technology, including the Nokia Nseries multimedia computers (Nokia N70, Nokia N71, Nokia N72 and Nokia N80), Nokia Eseries devices for enterprise users (Nokia E60, Nokia E61 and Nokia E70), Nokia 3250 handsets currently available in mainland China and Nokia 6131 devices in China and other Asia-Pacific markets. The on-device portal also is slated to be shipped by the end of 2006 to markets worldwide embedded on six additional Nokia handset models, including the Nokia N73, Nokia N93, Nokia E50, Nokia 5500, Nokia 6070 and Nokia 6233.
Nokia’s SNAP Mobile, the most comprehensive mobile gaming community solution, is now available for connected mobile game development and publishing, as well as mobile game community development. It delivers a quality connected game playing experience to users by harnessing the versatility of Java(TM)-based mobile content on a wide variety of Java(TM) MIDP2.0 compliant phones.
For more information on the Nokia’s SNAP Mobile online communities, please visit http://www.snapmobile.nokia.com
For SNAP Mobile development tools and information, please visit http://forum.nokia.com/games/snapmobile
More information about Nokia Content Discoverer is available online at www.nokia.com/ncd
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