According to Reuters, Nokia plans on a huge push to make its forthcoming N-Gage
game console/cellphone a success.
As of the product’s launch tomorrow, Nokia plans on having the unit on sale in 30,000 locations, with the hopes of selling several million units in 2004. Although the company is targeting a launch before the Christmas season, only 20 or so games will be available by then, with many more planned games not shipping until 2004.
In the press release
, Nokia said that the N-Gage Arena on-line gaming services will be offered free of charge to consumers for a trial period (excluding data charges from the service providers).