Nokia N-Gage Information
Back in 2003, Nokia and Sega have combined forces to bring out the Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck. The N-Gage phone was a combined games console / mobile phone, powered by the Symbian OS (Series 60). It was followed by the N-Gage QD.
In 2007, Nokia decided to extend the N-Game as a gaming platform, and now, N-Gage games can be played on various Nokia Series 60 devices, such as the Nokia N81
original N-Gage became available from 7th October 2003.
N-Gage QD became available in May 2004.
No longer available.
N-Gage Games - Order online from Game
- Nokia's N-Gage site - The official site
- Ngage World - Great place for news, specs, questions and chat
- Game - Online and high-street retailer for N-Gage games
- Handango- 100's of shareware titles for the Nokia N-Gage and other Symbian handsets Good!
- AllAboutSymbian - Site with links to shareware
- MySymbian - Great resource for smartphone users
N-gage software?Please visit Handango
- N-Gage Forum - Discuss the N-gage in our new forum
- Ngage WAP setup - Help getting WAP up-and-running
- Email from your Ngage - Step-by-step setup of email on your N-gage
- O2 online - UK mobile phone network operator, offering free SMS text and Wap access. (Details)
- Nintendo DS info - Details of the handheld consoles great for mobile gamers.
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Answers to some frequently-asked questions on the N-Gage and N-Gage QD:
|Operating system||The Nokia
N-Gage uses the Symbian Operating
System. To check the version number, type *#0000#
The N-Gage can be upgraded to the latest version of the operating system at approved Nokia Service Centres. Online upgrades are not available.
a wide range of accessories, including spare batteries, cases, chargers,
in-car kits, hands-free units, data cables and fascias, available at Carphone
Warehouse and MobileShop.
|What games are available for the N-Gage?||The following
games were announced at launch:
|Can I access Hotmail & AOL?||
Messaging application doesn't support Hotmail's email format,
and there's no HTML web browser on the N-Gage. However, there
is still a way of accessing your Hotmail email messages on the
N-Gage. From 'Services', enter the URL http://mobile.msn.com , and you'll be able to access your Hotmail mail via WAP - note
that availability of this service is not over-reliable!
For more help, see our Connected? page
|Can I use it as a modem?||Yes.
The N-Gage can be used as a 'modem' to connect over Bluetooth (Not
infrared). You'll need to install the "Nokia Modem options"
software which is on the CD supplied with the N-Gage
Once installed, you'll need to enable Bluetooth (from 'Tools' | Bluetooth), and pair the N-Gage to the machine you want to connect with. For more on Bluetooth, see our Bluetooth page.
|How do I hard reset the N-Gage?||The
reset code is *#7370# . All data will be lost if you use
this feature. Information obtained via Italian Nokia newsgroup
- Click here for the original article, obtained via Google.
We accept no responsibility for use of this code. It is undocumented, not supported by Nokia and should be used at your own risk.
|Email from your N-Gage||We've set up a page offering help on getting signed up for email access from your N-Gage. See our N-Gage connectivity page.|
|How do I use WAP / What is 'Services'?||The N-Gage doesn't have a built-in web browser, but does have a WAP browser, which can be accessed via the Services menu. For details of setting up the Wap browser, see our Series 60 WAP page|
|Infrared on the N-Gage||Surprisingly, the N-Gage doesn't support connection to other devices or PCs using infrared (IR is standard with most new mobile phones, and with other Series 60 devices). Instead, the N-Gage uses Bluetooth for connection to other devices. For information on using Bluetooth, see our Series 60 Bluetooth information|
|Email problems||If attempting
to retrieve email gives you a "General: System error",
make sure you have "Gateway IP address" set to 0.0.0.0. (Tools |
Settings | Connection | Access points)
This message also appears if you are trying to connect to an email account over a WAP connection (e.g. trying to connect to BT Yahoo's mailbox while dialed up over o2's WAP service).
Also, see our N-Gage connectivity page
|How do I install software?||
Software for Symbian OS phones is normally supplied using a Symbian installation file (with a .sis extension). This is a single file that contains the components needed to get a piece of software installed and ready to run. A SIS file can be run on a Symbian phone (e.g. from the Inbox or via a file manager. It can also be run via the PC connectivity solution that was supplied on the CD with the handset. Assuming you have a SIS file on your PC/Mac (either downloaded from the Internet or on a CD), the ways to install a SIS file onto your handset are as follows:
|How do I connect my N-Gage to my PC?||
The N-Gage can connect to a PC via Bluetooth or USB cable. Here is a summary of how to connect to your PC:
If you're looking for PC connectivity software and the Nokia Suite isn't to your taste, try Oxygen II
|Can I browse the web from my N-Gage?||The
N-Gage comes with a Wap browser that
is capable of viewing web content designed for use over the Mobile
Internet. If you're looking for HTML web access, take a look at Doris Browser. This is a small Java application that can be evaluated
for free for ten days. Once installed, you can find it from the
Tools | Apps icon. The browser supports image rendering, access
to secure sites as well as viewing Word and PDF documents - and
As an alternative, the fully-featured Opera browser is available for the Series 60. and can be downloaded from here.
|How do I turn reports off?||Messaging | Options | Settings | Short message | Receive report: Yes / No|
|How do I delete message reports?||It's possible
to set up Messaging to send you a 'delivered receipt' when a text
message gets delivered ("Settings | Short message Receive report".
Receipts are stored in the Log application.
It's not possible to remove individual items from the Log application, the entries will disappear when they are older than the "Log duration" setting. ("Log | Options | Settings"). There is a 'Clear log' option in the "Log | Options" menu, which will remove all log entries, including the call costs and durations.
|Extra memory for N-Gage|| The N-Gage supports
MMC cards for memory expansion. Nokia can sell you their own MMC
cards, but their prices for Nokia-branded cards are higher than
for standard cards. We've not heard of any incompatibility with
non-Nokia cards, so it's worth shopping around to get a third-party
card. Here are a few online options:
Note that although the SD cards and MMC cards look the same size (SD cards are usually thicker), the N-Gage only supports MMC cards, and not SD cards.
For more details, see our Memory Card page
|Can I use the N-Gage in the States?||Yes. The N-Gage is a tri-band phone operating on EGSM900/1800 (Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific), and GSM1900 (USA, Canada, South America). There should be no problem using the N-Gage with network operators in these countries. Roaming restrictions from your network operator may prevent use of some services in other countries.|
|Can I play MP3 files on my phone?||We're quite keen on the application UltraMP3!, which has a built-in playlist editor. If Ultra doesn't suit your needs, there are some others at handango.com|
|How do I install ringtones?||N-Gage supports playback of .mid or .wav files, and use of these file formats
as ringtones. To use such a sound file, beam or email the file to
your handset. It will then appear in the Messaging Inbox. Open the
message and select 'Options | Save'. Then, from 'Profiles', select
a profile and set the 'Ringing tone' to the new file.
For more on ringtones, see the mobile phone FAQ
|How do I get to the ringtones settings?||Go to ''Profiles, select which profile you're in (if you're not sure, it's probably 'General'), press 'Options', 'Personalise', then press on the 'Ringing tone' option. Scroll up or down, and press 'Select' on the tone you want.|
|How do share files with others?||
If you want to share a file with another user, there are three ways to get the files from your phone to other people or computers:
|Receive faxes on your mobile||Looking to get faxes on your Series 60 phone? See our answer in the Series 60 FAQ|
|Device startup failed. Please contact retailer||If you see this error, it normally means what it says - taking the N-Gage to the nearest Nokia Service Centre seems to be the likely fix, although some suggestions have been to remove the MMC card and restart the device, or to try several restarts one after the other.|
|Changing the default picture||
To change the default wallpaper image used in the phone application, do the following:
What's my serial number?
|Enter '*#06#' for your handset's serial number (known as the IMEI) - useful if your phone is stolen|
|Default lock code||The default
lock code is 12345
In the event that you've forgotten your lock code, take your phone to a Nokia Service Centre... they can unlock it for you.