Nokia introduced its revamped N-Gage mobile games service to the market Monday, after opting to delay the launch until after an eight-week pilot. The first iteration of the N-Gage failed to catch on with consumers.
Samsung Electronics said it will begin offering technical support to online music partners such as Napster as part of a plan to increase its MP3 player sales. However, the company said it does not plan to offer its own music service, despite having a large stable of portable music devices and mobile phones.
For pop stars like Madonna or U2 to promote a new recording solely through the press and live concerts is so yesterday. Instead, they're employing high-tech helpers like the Internet, mobile phones and Apple Computer's iPod to sell their music worldwide.