Nokia highlighted the role of its N-Gage mobile telephone and handheld game system, in evolving mobile games industry including the impact of the mobile devices on entertainment around the world, during the on-going Games Developers Conference in San Francisco.

Today we have more than one billion consumers out there with a Nokia device in their pocket, Said Anssi Vanjoki, Executive Vice President, Multimedia, Nokia, during his keynote address.

Never in the history of mankind has there been a device which has spread like the mobile phone and never has there been a brand like Nokia with more than one billion consumers. Our vision is a world where everyone is connected, added Vanjoki.

Vanjoki said that of the 100,000 Nokia customers whose usage is tracked, only 12 percent of mobile phone usage is for voice communication and 31 percent of data traffic is non-cellular WiFi.

In the view of these statistics Vajoki urgued that mobile devices are now very powerful multimedia computers.

The web is starting to be really impacted by mobile usage, said Vanjoki.

This year's Games Developers Conference, many game developers are showing a lot of creativity.

Even Nokia showed how its contributing to creativity in the gaming industry by highlighting the recent innovations like the use of GPS on a mobile phone to track movements through a city including places visited and speed of movement of an individual moving.

Vanjoki concluded by highlighting how Nokia joined the games business in 1996 and called on all game developers, publishers and other interested parties to join the gaming business.

The Game Developers Conference which attracted over 16,000 game e developers will run up to Feb. 22.