For instance, in the United States the N-Gage QD was available as a prepaid phone offered by Cingular at retail games stores such as Electronics Boutique and Game Stop.Hardware specifications: Weight: 143 grams (0.315 lb), dimensions: 118 mm × 68 mm × 22 mm (4.65 in × 2.68 in × 0.87 in).Additionally, the new QD is backward compatible with all original N-Gage titles, including Tony Hawk's Underground and The Sims, while future games will be playable on both device versions as well.
The device retailed at a lower price compared to the original N-Gage device, aided by the fact that it was usually sold with service contracts and applicable subsidies.
Didn't Rael of Mobile Whack suggest this as a DIY in October?
We've also got the hot swapping MMC feature - which Nokia implemented on the Nokia 9210 about 3 years ago. There's also a mystery ' Game Manager' application for memory management - this allows you to clear saved statistics of games from a central points, apply 'hacks' to the games and load up new levels that you've downloaded from the N-Gage Arena.
The biggest complaint of the initial N-Gagethe ill-placed MMC slotwas updated, so users can now hot-swap the MMC media into an accessible external bay at the bottom of the unit.
And once a game is inserted, it will auto-execute, so you don't have to scroll through the cellular-phone-style menu system to launch a title.