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Nokia and EA – exclusive experiences for Nokia Windows Phone users (+40 Free EA games for S40)

| October 29, 2011 | 110 Replies

Apparently there’s going to be some Nokia Windows Phone exclusive games from EA.

Next, they are going to bring 20 of the world’s best games to Windows Phone for Nokia. “This time, we’ll be designing our games for an awe-inspiring experience on Windows Phone for Nokia,” he said, noting that they plan to publish 10 games from EA as well as games from Chillingo, their indie publishing arm. There will also be seven games from the Hasbro line-up for Nokia users worldwide.  

“That’s the best games for free plus exclusive content for Nokia users. It’s a big win for Nokia’s consumers worldwide,” Barry said.  

S40 are getting some Nokia EA love too, with 40 free games from EA. That’s pretty cool. BTW, although you might have reservations on quality of games for S40, on the 1GHz devices, they don’t look too bad. Quite impressive actually, considering the specs and price.

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http://www.developer.nokia.com/Community/Blogs/blog/nokia-developer-news/2011/10/27/new-apps-prove

The Nokia line of Windows Phones is essentially like the Nexus line in terms of exclusive features first, making them for that alone, highly desirable.

We know already that these are coming exclusively with Nokia Music and Nokia Drive, the latter of which I find a deal breaker (voice turn by turn navigation out of the box, thank you Nokia).

There are also some exclusive Nokia WP features – such as improved accuracy on capacitive keys to avoid mispress. I gathered that eventually this will be shared for the benefit of the entire ecosystem of WP devices.

Although some might see this as Nokia giving away their advantages, Another way to look at this is that Nokia are trying to grow in and WITH a promising NASCENT OS. Right now it is in its best interest to make this platform grow and be desirable for all. There’s no point being the biggest fish in the pond. BTW, with things like Nokia Maps for all, Nokia will be getting a bigger share of users, so more opportunity to make revenue as Nokia Maps becomes more widely available.  Keeping things first for a while though is a trend I’d like to see continue for Nokia. Share, but share later.

Thanks Rebbe and jr for the tip!

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Category: Applications, Games, Nokia, S40, Windows Phone

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  • Bharat Justa

    Nice! But WP is missing some features that we(symbian users) are very fond of.
    Micro SD card slot, USB OTG etc. It simply won’t do without them and I can’t buy Symbian devices anymore.
    For me my smartphone replaces my PC for web browsing, music listening and minor photo editing.
    Having atleast 1 out of 2 featured listed above is really important for me as I have put Micro SD cards in all devices(cameras etc) using micro sd adapters as it is easier to manage one kind of card as it is compatible with my S^1 phone and my father’s and friend’s S^3 phones.
    But USB OTG can serve my porpose as well.
    There is no option for me other than to wait as I don’t want to buy anything but a Nokia.

  • Bharat Justa

    Nice! But WP is missing some features that we(symbian users) are very fond of.
    Micro SD card slot, USB OTG etc. It simply won’t do without them and I can’t buy Symbian devices anymore.
    For me, my smartphone replaces my PC for web browsing, music listening, minor photo editing, viewing pictures, social networking, commenting on blogs etc.
    Having atleast 1 out of 2 featured listed above is really important for me as I have put Micro SD cards in all devices(cameras etc) using micro sd adapters. It is easier to manage one kind of card as it is compatible with my S^1 phone and my father’s and friend’s S^3 phones.
    But USB OTG can serve my porpose as well.
    There is no option for me other than to wait as I don’t want to buy anything but a Nokia.

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  • http://stubborndev.wordpress.com Oslik

    I guess these games will be exclusive just for some time, three months or so. It was the case last year, when Windows Phone launched – some games (Ilomilo) were exclusive AT&T titles, but for a limited time only.

    That would be good enough for Nokia and good for the WP ecosystem too.

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