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Nokia, EA team up for mobile gaming September 19, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Gadgets, Internet Software, Mobile Telecoms.

Nokia, the world leader in mobile communications, and Electronic Arts, the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company, announced a collaboration that will see EA become a major supplier of mobile games to millions of Nokia mobile device owners through Nokia Content Discoverer. This solution allows mobile customers easy access to downloadable content through a collection of shopping mall “stores” on their mobile device. Initially, customers will be able to download seven EA titles, Tetris, Tetris Mania, The Sims 2, Doom, FIFA 06, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 and FIFA Street 2 this holiday season.

Starting in mid-2007, EA intends also to support the launch of the Nokia next generation mobile games platform with top EA titles that will be custom-designed for S60 devices.

“Nokia shares our vision of making it easy for people around the world to find and play the best quality games on their mobile phones. We are looking forward to working more closely with Nokia on promoting a delivery system that propels mobile gaming forward,” said Mitch Lasky, senior vice president, EA.

“The core of Nokia’s games strategy is to make it easy for people to find, buy and play great quality mobile games and we’re excited to expand our relationship with EA to help make that possible,” said Jaakko Kaidesoja, director, games, Multimedia, Nokia.

Launching the first half 2007, Nokia’s next generation mobile gaming platform makes it easy for people to find, buy, play and share rich and immersive games on a range of Nokia smartphones. EA intends to deliver a range of popular EA SPORTS and EA branded mobile titles at the launch of this next generation mobile gaming initiative.

Electronic Arts Inc. develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 bln and had 27 titles that sold more than 1 mln copies. EA’s homepage and online game site is www.ea.com

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