N-Gage First Access allows Nokia N81 owners to download the pre-release version of the N-Gage application, try and buy N-Gage games, and provide feedback on the experience. It’s a great opportunity to be the first to join the new wave of mobile play.
The features available through this pre-release version of the N-Gage application are constantly evolving, so keep in mind that this offering is only the beginning, and our feature set, game catalog and device portfolio will continue to grow in the weeks and months ahead.
Before installing the pre-release version of the N-Gage application, we strongly recommend you back up all the data on your device. You may use your Nseries PC Suite’s “Content Copier” option to do this. If you don’t have Nseries PC Suite installed, we highly recommend you download it and use it to manage file transfers. It is available on the CD that was included with your Nokia N81 device. A generic version is also available at http://www.nokia.com/pcsuite
You should also use your device’s “Memory” application to make a backup file of the contents of your mass memory or memory card. Save both of these backup files to your computer and keep them handy. Refer to your device and PC Suite documentation for detailed instructions on backing up your data.
For best results, always install the N-Gage application and games to your device’s mass memory or memory card.
Because the installation of the N-Gage application can require a significant amount of device memory, please ensure your device has the required amount of free memory before proceeding. Depending on how you choose to install the N-Gage application, you will require from 2MB to 8.5MB of free device memory during this process.
An N81 has approximately 17MB of free device memory after boot up, but it may have less, depending on the amount of contacts, calendar items, and stored messages that you have. Stored messages (SMS, MMS, or email) are saved in your device memory by default. (However, you can adjust this option; refer to your device documentation for instructions.)
N-Gage First Access