N-Gage's code cracked?
Hackers claim they can play games made for the Nokia deck on other mobile phones.
Nokia's struggling N-Gage suffered another possible setback today, when hackers claimed they have cracked the game deck's code. One British site, Club-Siemens, posted pictures of the N- Gage title SonicN being played on the Siemens SX1, another mobile phone which uses the N-Gage's Symbian OS. Another post on CDfreaks.com, an underground tech-information site, claimed that and the N-Gage's security "has been cracked like an egg," and predicted that soon hacked N-Gage games would be downloadable to many mobile phones with games capability.
Nokia reacted to the news with concern and caution. "We're
aware of it and we're taking it seriously," a spokesperson for the Finnish phone-maker told GameSpot. "Right now we are looking into the claims." He went on to add that Nokia would formally respond later today or tomorrow.