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April 13, 2004 at 12:07 pm #11546AnonymousInactive
Found a little bit more on Spong (including two extra images):
April 14, 2004 at 7:44 pm #11576AnonymousInactive
Why oh why?!
Hopefully they will sort out the whole issue of having to hold the handset sideways to your ear when your calling someone!
It looks ugly aswell!
April 15, 2004 at 9:18 am #11579AnonymousInactive
Nokia updates N-Gage hardware platform with N-Gage QD –
Ilkka Raiskinen speaks on Nokia’s gaming plans –
April 15, 2004 at 10:10 am #11583AnonymousInactive
Wow, good way to piss off the people who bought the original N-gage, Nokia.
meh, I have no interest in this thing. Bring on Nintendo DS.
April 15, 2004 at 10:44 am #11585AnonymousInactive
As far as I know it will be retro-compatible! Like that’ll make a big difference, eh kyotokid? ;)
April 15, 2004 at 10:55 am #11586AnonymousInactive
heh, that is good news ;)
Backward compatability ; The forty people who buy this will be able to play the ngage version of tomb raider 1 – good for them :)
Are any studios making games for Ngage\ QD (apart form the 2 titles mention)? Surely that would be the key question….
April 15, 2004 at 12:01 pm #11596AnonymousInactive
TKO are doing a couple of titles…as are a lot of others still.
April 15, 2004 at 12:03 pm #3112AnonymousInactive
Following on from discussions about the design of the N-gage 2 handset; hot off the press and ahead of official announcements! First glance images:
April 15, 2004 at 12:03 pm #11597AnonymousInactive
sounds like they learned their lesson after the first n-gage.
go nokia. (sarcasm btw)
easy to change flash mem card.
no more radio/mp3 player (who used them anyway?)
sorry to dissappoint you ian, but theres no more sidetalking!
its the less conspicuous regular position for the handset when your talking.
April 15, 2004 at 12:04 pm #11598AnonymousInactive
i meant to post this as a reply to the n-gage 2 thread.
admin move it in please?
April 15, 2004 at 12:13 pm #11599AnonymousInactive
Again in the Irish context; Eirplay Games have just finished an N-Gage game.
Nokia have claimed that close to 100 titles are in development. In fairness, Fifa 2004 is fairly slick!
I’m sure you’ll be rushing out to buy it now kyotokid! ;)
April 15, 2004 at 12:18 pm #11600AnonymousInactive
There goes any chance of the Humour Award 2005 ;)
April 15, 2004 at 12:19 pm #11601AnonymousInactive
Thats cool. Are they games specifically targetted at Ngage or mobile handsets in general though?.
From my point of view I just never ever hear it mentioned as an option – Nokia should be more vocal about their business plan to developers, and their software support.
I mean, surely they want as many devco’s as possible to support it….
I am a gamer, who does not own a mobile phone, so I should fit the demographic of Ngage owners, but I just cant take the thing seriously.
They face an uphill struggle (again) to convince buyers.
April 15, 2004 at 12:33 pm #11603AnonymousInactive
“They face an uphill struggle (again) to convince buyers.”
I’m not particularly a big fan of the N-Gage or anything and I know there are major flaws with mark 1 but I still can’t understand why the games community has reacted quite so badly to it?
I’m probably just being controversial here, but is it trendy to knock N-Gage???? (That’s my ‘Sex and the City’ impression of the day over) ;)
April 15, 2004 at 12:41 pm #11604AnonymousInactive
Originally posted by ian_hannigan
lol, it is not trendy per se (see I can be fancy too :p) I just think everyone realises the machines flaws and justifably mocks them. I mean how stupid can you be to release that machine, the millions that must have gone into design and ergonomics…I mean for fecks sake.
Its also not like they are newbies (like alot of other handheld companies out there) this is NOKIA -. The top dog. The big man. Numero uno honcho, The head cheese when it comes to these mobile thingies and they balls up it royally.
Also I dont like that Nokia guy.
April 15, 2004 at 12:55 pm #11605AnonymousInactive
lol ;) (Girlie Laugh)
What Nokia Guy? Ilkka Raiskinen?
OK, so they made some fairly brain-dead mistakes, but are Nokia getting a fair chance from the community??? (I lied about S.a.t.C.)
April 15, 2004 at 1:16 pm #11606Aphra KKeymaster
mm, ok that merge didn’t work…I will get the hang of it…
…threads on the move…
April 15, 2004 at 1:58 pm #11610AnonymousInactive
April 15, 2004 at 4:13 pm #11615Aphra KKeymaster
I was just going to try and merge MCI’s posts with the Nokia N-gage one…anyway, no harm done, just seemed to merge with an older thread and not the one intended…
and yes it seems you can’t move individual mails..
April 15, 2004 at 6:31 pm #11616AnonymousInactive
Muahahaha…Dave to the rescue :)
And back on topic(s), new model doesnt look too bad. I wonder what they will be doing with the large amounts of excess stock of the first one though…
April 16, 2004 at 12:58 pm #11621AnonymousInactive
Maybe they’ll be collectors items in a few years! That is if they’re not already ;)
April 17, 2004 at 2:40 pm #11631AnonymousInactive
Collecting dust? :)
May 10, 2004 at 1:08 pm #12064AnonymousInactive
thanks for moving my previous post
I wonder what they will be doing with the large amounts of excess stock of the first one though…[/quote:08333c3f19]
n-gage is now being sold for 99euro in shops.
will that make anyone buy it?
not me anyway.
NOKIA – The top dog[/quote:08333c3f19]
nokia are top dog of the european market as far as i know-i’m pretty sure they dont have a large percentage of the US or Asian markets (if any percentage at all).
i think the n-gage QD is going to fail purely because of the price of the games for it.
if they are anything like the prices for the ngage 1 – fifa was what – 50euro?
why bother paying that much when i can get a brand new ps2 game at that price –
as a gamer IF i owned the ngage it would only be to distract me on journeys etc..
it would not be my primary gaming platform.
for those that have gameboys as their primary platform, that’s fine – the game boy games are priced that much cheaper.
May 11, 2004 at 9:16 am #12078AnonymousInactive
read online recently (can’t remember where) that Nokia are steadily increasing their market share in the US. Not in Asia where the likes of Samsung are shooting up the ranks – and of course Nokia have a huge percentage of the handset market in Europe
May 11, 2004 at 9:30 am #12079AnonymousInactive
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