Applications: Whole slew of updates available for your Nokia N97! N-Gage – Ovi Maps 3.1 – C: Phone memory fix!

| July 15, 2009 | Reply

Opening the “SW update” app on your Nokia N97…v…you’ll notice the following for update:

  • Maps 3.1
  • C: Phone memory update
  • N-Gage Application 1.30
  • Nokia Messaging 10.0
  • Ovi Contacts 1.20


In the middle of installing the updates myself. I tried to install N-Gage but couldn’t at first as I had insufficient memory (About 8MB)   “Not enough memory for update. Delete some data and try again”. I had no data to delete in the first place! The phone memory is so miniscule, and is eaten away very quickly after each new application. Fortunately though, after installing the “Phone memory update”, I got about 19MB free, so that I could install the N-Gage client. But what am I going to do when I’m back down to single figures (which may even be on the same night as there’s lots of N-Gage games to install :D)

Currently installing N-gage. I’ll update as I go along. Quick! Go update now 😀


After install, the N-Gage client is found in the games folder.


Home View


Games installed on your N97


Your profile - you may need to register a new account


List of your N-Gage friends - connect and play online at the Arena


The N-Gage Store - lol - in addition to Ovi Store


List of some popular games - extended catalogue is available for download

I downloaded a couple of games via 3G – first is the Bloom Blox game and the second is Bowling Pinbusters.

  • Niether are touch games – touch only works for functions like pausing/exiting the game.
  • Touch and non  touch aspects of the game and the client itself are slightly confusing. (Scrolling in the store is extremely annoying )
  • Works in landscape only.
  • Doesn’t come up as a widget for the homescreen.
  • Only 4:3 -  masses of blank spaces either side. Those blank spaces are buttons, but annoyingly aren’t labelled.
  • has already crashed needing battery removal
  • I’ve installed Worms World Party  – I absolutely love this game.
  • Games are free to try – you can purchase full versions, prices of which vary. e.g. Bowling is a reasonable £4 but Worms World Party is £8
  • Liking the bar on the right side of previously played games.

( Couldn’t really see the screen when I was attempting to play this whilst recording – hence the awkward crappy skills :p)

Bloom Blox


Bowling Pinbusters


Worms World Party


Games available in extended catalogue list:

  • AMF (R) Bowling: Pinbusters
  • Bounce Boing Voyage
  • Spore (TM) Origins
  • Age of Empires (R) III
  • Worms World Party
  • Real Football 2009
  • Need for Speed (TM) Underground
  • Prince of Persia (R)
  • Monopoly World
  • Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart
  • Resident Evil: Degeneration
  • Bloom Blox (TM)
  • Star Wars (TM): The Force Unleashed Mobile
  • Pro Series Golf
  • Midnight Pool
  • Dogz (R)
  • Dirk Dagger and the Fallen
  • Brothers in Arms
  • Block Breaker Deluxe
  • Brain Challenge (TM)
  • Asphalt 3: Street Rules (TM)
  • World Series Poker (R)
  • System Rush: Evolution

Not the entire list of games available for N-gage though – e.g. Dance Fabulous still not listed as compatible

Ovi Maps 3.1

Not exactly sure what the update is – no major changes seem glaringly obvious to me, compared to the changes moving to 3.0. If there are things to notice and I’ve missed it, it’s because I’m too preoccupied with the fact that we’ve finally got N-Gage for the N97! 😀

It tells me that I have to redownload the maps but the maps for 3.0 seem to work on it fine.

Nokia Messaging 10.0

Installed fine – but having major problems with syncing email since yesterday morning. Says “Unable to connect to server. Try again later” when trying to set up email.

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