Nokia N-Gage QD officially announced

14 Apr, 2004
After the several leaks of unofficial pictures of the so called N-Gage 2, Nokia today announced the new version of the N-Gage game deck and the real name of the device is N-Gage QD. It is quite surprising that the new version is no longer tri-band and there is no MP3 player and FM radio, but as a compensation the initial price of the new game deck will be just €199/$199.

Official press release

Helsinki, Finland - Nokia today announced the N-Gage QD mobile game deck, the latest addition to the N-Gage platform. The N-Gage QD is a compact device with a hot-swappable multimedia (MMC) slot for instant gaming, longer battery life, improved gaming controls, brighter screen, powerful smartphone features and the new N-Gage Arena launcher application. Gamers will be able to play all of their favorite N-Gage titles, connect to the worldwide mobile gaming community over mobile networks via the N-Gage Arena as well as take part in close-range mobile multiplayer gaming via Bluetooth wireless technology.

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).

The N-Gage QD game deck supports existing N-Gage game titles as well forthcoming N-Gage exclusive titles like Ashen, Pathway to Glory and Pocket Kingdom: Own The World, and blockbuster hits like The Sims: Bustin' Out, Crash Nitro Kart and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2004.


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  • Peter pan

GSM Arena, please do keep your archive save so people like me cam come and read these news all over again. This reminds me of the old good days, where phones were actually different and innovation was just started. Thank you for your work o...

  • David

Back in my elementary days. Some of my rich kid classmates have their own so called "baby" haha. I was so envious. I really appreciate how Technology progress really fast, but right now, its so fast, not everyone can cope up with it.

  • denis j

very nice phone in the word.......

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