Users Will Be Able to Transfer N-Gage Games, Says Nokia

N-Gage owners will be able to transfer games from one phone to another, according to Nokia. Miscommunication is blamed for users not being told.

This week, fan Web site All About N-Gage noticed the existing licensing terms, which states that games bought and paid for can only be used on one phone, and got confirmation from Nokia that games can't be transferred to another phone.

"Internally there have been some mixed messages in this matter as well," said Oskar Södergren, communications manager at Nokia Scandinavia.

But users outraged over the licensing terms can rest easy; a mechanism for transferring games to a new phone is under development.

"We have been working on a way for this to work since the relaunch, but it is taking some time for everything to fall into place," said Södergren.

He doesn't want to elaborate on the details for when a mechanism for transferring games will be in place, or why it hasn't been released.

Nokia relaunched its gaming platform at the beginning of April. N-Gage allows owners of the N81, N82 and N95 to download games, for example FIFA 08, World Series of Poker Pro Challenge and Tetris. Each game costs between €6 (US$9.35) and €10, according to Nokia.

The original report: http://www.idgns.com/news.nsf/0/852573C4006938800025745100397BFE

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