Nokia, the largest cell phone manufacturer, is teaming up with Electronic Arts, the largest video-game publisher to offer games for its next generation handsets, the companies announced on Tuesday.

EA will develop games that Nokia will distribute to owners of its handsets through the Nokia Content Discoverer, an online mall accessible from the phone.

The core of Nokia's games strategy is to make it easy for people to find, buy and play great quality mobile games and we're excited to expand our relationship with EA to help make that possible, said Jaakko Kaidesoja, director, games, Multimedia, Nokia.

EA intends also to support the launch of the Nokia next generation mobile games platform with EA titles custom-designed for Nokia S60 devices.

Nokia shares our vision of making it easy for people around the world to find and play the best quality games on their mobile phones, said Mitch Lasky, senior vice president, EA. We are looking forward to working more closely with Nokia on promoting a delivery system that propels mobile gaming forward.

Initially, customers will be able to download seven EA titles, Tetris, Tetris Mania, The Sims 2, Doom, FIFA 06, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 and FIFA Street 2 this holiday season.