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Nokia releases second version of N-Gage
Posted on 14-Apr-2004 18:35 | Tags Filed under: News


Nokia releases second version of N-Gage
Nokia announced the N-Gage QD mobile game deck, a compact device with a hot-swappable multimedia (MMC) slot. The company says it will provide instant gaming, longer battery life, improved gaming controls, brighter screen, powerful smartphone features and a new N-Gage Arena launcher application. The new handheld is compatible with current N-Gage titles, and allows close-range mobile multiplayer gaming via Bluetooth.

The planned range of prices is expected to be from 99/$99 with a contract to 199/$199 as an unsubsidized, untaxed retail price. The N-Gage QD game deck is expected to be available in May 2004 for Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific and in June 2004 for the Americas. The N-Gage QD will be available in two versions: a GSM 900/1800 variant (Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific) and a GSM 850/1900 variant (Americas).

"After six months on the market with the N-Gage platform, we wanted to expand our device portfolio based on the feedback we've received," said Nokia's Senior Vice President of Games, Ilkka Raiskinen. "With improved gaming ergonomics, gamers can now start to play games at the push of a button and enjoy the increased responsiveness of the game keys. We also added support for hot-swap MMC and extended the battery life. For phone calls, we reoriented the speaker and microphone to support 'classic talking'."

The new N-Gage Arena launcher is a software application preinstalled on the N-Gage QD device that allows gamers full access to the N-Gage Arena community directly from their game deck. Once installed, the launcher is accessed from an icon in the game deck's main applications menu, similar to other N-Gage software. Using the launcher via a GPRS connection, N-Gage Arena members can communicate with one another, download exclusive content, access rankings statistics, participate in events and activities, and more. Existing N-Gage users will be able download the N-Gage Arena launcher from May 2004.

The N-Gage QD game deck also supports advanced smartphone features such as personal information management, XHTML browser, email and the possibility to download and install additional Series 60 applications.


More information: http://www.n-gage.com/qd...




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