Nokia Announces New Price Point for N-Gage QD and Games
Company: Nokia
March 14, 2005 – Nokia today announced new pricing for N-Gage QD and games. The new price points are $99.99 prepaid for an N-Gage QD and $14.99 to $24.99 price tiers for N-Gage games.

“These new price points make it even easier to get your hands on an N-Gage QD and games to experience the thrill of mobile connected gaming,” said Gerard Wiener, Director and General Manager, Games, Nokia. “The N-Gage QD combines the best of phones and games which means it’s always with you when you need a quick fix of gaming. Our latest N-Gage titles provide great gaming experiences, whether it’s a four-player Bluetooth session of Snakes, or providing back-up for your friend’s Pathway to Glory platoon on the other side of the world through the N-Gage Arena.”

This new price point will allow select retailers like GameStop and Musicland to offer the N-Gage QD for $99.99 as a prepaid solution and potentially even less through operator channels depending on service contracts. The new pricing for N-Gage games also makes it easier for N-Gage fans to pick up the latest N-Gage titles at even more attractive prices. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos TheoryTM, available at the end of this month, will be the first new N-Gage game to launch with the adjusted pricing levels, while the existing games catalog will benefit immediately from the new prices.

“Having the N-Gage QD available in the US market at $99.99 as a prepaid wireless alternative provides a very simple “cash and carry” solution and is also a very attractive consumer price,” said Andrew Elliott, Senior Manager, Games and Channel Business Development for the Americas. “The N-Gage QD and its games, which offer engrossing game play, 3D capabilities, and support the multiplayer community, offer a very compelling experience at a superior value.”

Nokia expects the new prices to be reflected in channel on March 17, 2005 and later in some retail and carrier store locations.

About N-Gage
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer game play over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers.

Copyright © 2005 Nokia. All rights reserved. Nokia, N-Gage, N-Gage QD, Pathway to Glory and Snakes are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation. The X-Men is a trademark of Marvel Characters, Inc. and is used with permission. Copyright Ó 2004 Marvel Characters, Inc. All rights reserved. Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, Sam Fisher, Ubisoft, and the Ubisoft logo are trademarks of Ubisoft Entertainment in the U.S. and/or other countries. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Some features and services are dependent on the network, supported digital content formats, the compatibility of other devices and applications, and other factors. Please refer to the user guide for more detailed information.
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