It’s no secret that the first N-Gage was pretty weak. The follow-up, I’ve heard, is actually pretty nice and has a few decent games, but probably lacks the following necessary to make it a viable market for serious developers. An N-Gage-exclusive release would be developer suicide.
But Nokia has faith in the mobile platform, and is focusing on getting content for its handheld hybrid. If anybody in the mobile world has the clout, it’s probably them, but I’m not sure that their proprietary social network is a good idea when Myspace and Facebook have perfectly workable mobile solutions. In any case, as one of the sole content providers in this zone, they’re probably going to print money no matter what.