1. HeyCori's Avatar
    NO! I just wanted an excuse to post about the N-Gage. Surprisingly enough it lasted longer than the Kin. :D

    N-Gage (device) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



    The N-Gage is a mobile telephone and handheld game system by Nokia, based on the Nokia Series 60 platform, released on October 7, 2003. The N-Gage QD replaced the original N-Gage in 2004.

    N-Gage attempted to lure gamers away from the Game Boy Advance by including cellphone functionality. This was unsuccessful, partly because the buttons, designed for a phone, were not well-suited for gaming and when used as a phone the original N-Gage was described as resembling a "taco".

    In 2005, Nokia announced that it would move its N-Gage games capabilities onto a series of smartphones. These devices have been available since early 2007, and a pre-release version of the N-Gage application allowing users to purchase and download games was made available for download from the official N-Gage website on February 4, 2008. The full version of the N-Gage service was released to the public on April 3, 2008. On October 30, 2009, Nokia pronounced the end of the N-Gage service at the end of 2010. It was never released in Japan.
    10-16-2012 01:01 PM
  2. BotanicalStig's Avatar
    I will never forget my N-Gage. It sucked at everything it did, but it was a charming device. I still have it, in the box, with all my games, in a drawer somewhere. Haven't seen it in years.
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    10-16-2012 01:14 PM
  3. SnailUK's Avatar
    Playstation phone went nowhere, the new portable playstation went nowhere, what would a Nokia gaming phone do thats soo amazing?

    Why would a developer target one specific gaming phone, when you can write a generic phone game, and target 10x the audience? Would you pay more for a Nokia game, than the next angry birds?
    10-16-2012 01:30 PM
  4. Heron_Kusanagi's Avatar
    I do wonder if Nokia can make the next Xbox handheld?

    It's far-fetched. But the key lies with game titles and whether can it do everything well.
    10-16-2012 01:34 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No. Why would anyone carry around a portable gaming device when a smartphone can play games?
    10-16-2012 01:37 PM
  6. Winterfang's Avatar
    I forgot the N-gage was made by Nokia. Handheld gaming is dead, Ipod Touch is the only way.
    10-16-2012 01:59 PM
  7. ironsoulreaver's Avatar
    It's sad but true, handheld gaming just isn't as popular as it used to be. It's not dead though. It's just loosing grip in the adult sector. I love my PS-V even though it's ugly. If they weren't so expensive then they wouldn't have so many problems.

    With that said a gaming phone is definitely out of the question, The N-Gauge was an interesting phone but it was a novelty at best. As far as the playstation phone goes, that thing was hideous and the PSP go was too for that matter. The only market a dedicated gaming device can make progress in is for people like me who prefers actual buttons and joysticks. Too bad that it's turning into a niche market as far as mobile gaming goes.
    10-17-2012 03:19 AM
  8. AngryNil's Avatar
    No.

    The Vita is a fantastic piece of hardware with so much potential. No one cares. Nokia needs to scale back unnecessary operations if it wishes to return to profitability soon, and this would be a useless foray into a dying market.
    10-17-2012 05:21 AM
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