Nokia expanding N-Gage platform to regular smartphones

N-Gage QD

Probably doesn't mean the end of the N-Gage as a standalone device (no comment), but Nokia announced today that they're going to start expanding the N-Gage's "mobile gaming solution" platform to several new Nokia smartphones (presumably ones with enough oomph to handle 3D gaming). Mainly means that lots of other Nokia phones'll be able to play N-Gage games, which is probably how it should have been from day one. But we digress. The first compatible phones should be out sometime in the first half of next year.