Nokia East Africa gets support from Namco Bandai


Nokia has announced that Namco Bandai will fully support the recently launched Asha Touch devices, having more than 20 arcade classic titles available for download through Nokia Store.

The Nokia Asha 305 will hit local retailers across East Africa towards the end of July (image: Nokia)

The new devices were launched last month globally and bring a colorful range of great experiences designed for young, urban and aspirational consumers. The Nokia Asha 305 will hit local retailers across East Africa towards the end of July.

Available through Nokia Store, the agreement includes some of the most prestigious titles in the gaming industry, such as PAC-MAN, Final Fantasy, ACE COMBAT and Flight Control.

Consumers will be able to take advantage of a new touch screen experience that makes mobile web browsing fast, with easy access to social networks and, of course, a great gaming performance.

James Kucera, head of mobile for Namco Bandai said: “Our partnership with Nokia perfectly illustrates the strengths of our brand’s experience and leadership in the mobile games industry and fits our mutual resolve to bring games to all mobile users worldwide”.

Nokia Store has just broken the 5 billion downloads landmark. From January to April, 42% of all content downloaded from Nokia Store was delivered to Asha and other Nokia devices based on the Java ecosystem. Just one year ago, that number was 10%.

To date, more than 411 Nokia developers have with apps which have achieved more than 1 million downloads, while India Games, Pico Brothers and Inode have all driven more than 100 million downloads.

Staff writer