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(keitai-l) Re: N-Gage not selling well?

From: Giovanni Bertani <giovanni.bertani_at_exsense.com>
Date: 10/26/03
Message-Id: <64C0B970-07A2-11D8-85BE-000A95DA29F0_at_exsense.com>
Hi Curt
This is very logic and we could consider a first test in the market the 
5510:

http://www.nokia.com/nokia/0,1522,,00.html?orig=/phones/5510/

Looking at the investment and games developers involvement
I doubt that Nokia is considering the N-Gage a first attempt to correct
soon. I think that the problem is really with the return of the 
investments
of  the developers that need a stable platform at least for 3 years in
order to reach a decent number of users.

Giovanni




Domenica, 26 Ott 2003, alle 07:19 Europe/Rome, Curt Sampson ha scritto:

> On Sat, 25 Oct 2003 nfgman_at_gamesx.com wrote:
>
>> From all the negative comments and press Nokia received pre-
>> launch I can only surmise that Nokia's either got an ace in the
>> hole (And it ain't software or hardware) or they've got an
>> alarmingly misplaced faith in the device....
>> The only chance the N-Gage has, IMHO, is as a platform that
>> will see less ludicrous successors.
>
> Well, this is not actually an unusual business strategy. Japanese
> companies do this all the time: release a three or four versions of a
> device before they finally get it right. It's basically just rather
> expensive but extremely accurate market research.
>
> That said, I don't think it would be so hard to find a few hundred
> gamers, give them a prototype N-Gage and a GBA, and ask them to explain
> what's wrong with each.
>
> cjs
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Received on Sun Oct 26 12:52:22 2003