The latest version of the N-Gage Arena launcher application is now available and packed full of new features. As well as being able to connect to the Arena from your N-Gage you will now have access to a host of new features.

First there is a new Public Group Chat feature which means you can chat all day, every day to gamers from all over the world in real-time. This is a great way to make new friends and arrange gaming sessions. There's also a new Friend Ranking feature, giving you the ability to directly compare your skills with those on your friends list.

As well as the new stuff there has also be a number of tweaks and improvements made to the services already available.

  • Four shiny new shortcuts in the main menu indicate what's new and link you straight to the action: Friends, Rankings, News, Public Chat.
  • You can check which friends are online, and see if they're in a chat room or what game they're playing now.
  • Improved message notification lets you know immediately when you have a new alert or private message from any point in the launcher.
  • Content has been expanded to include Player Content such as photos and gaming tips, as well as provide easy access to customisation options and game media.

You can download the N-Gage Arena launcher here and remember that membership is free.