Nokia Announces N-Gage QD
Apr 14, 2004, 12:48 AM by (staff)
Nokia today announced the second iteration of its N-Gage gaming device - the N-Gage QD. Key differences compared to the original N-Gage include a lower price tag, smaller size, an easily-accessible hot-swap card slot for games, and a "reoriented ... speaker and microphone to support 'classic talking'." Other upgrades include longer battery life, improved gaming controls, and a brighter screen. The GSM 900/1800 version will be released next month, with a GSM 850/1900 variant for the Americas to follow in June. The unit is expected to retail for $199, or $99 subsidized with a contract.
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There's only a couple docs posted so far as of this writing, but assuming there will be more... for the technical folks who savor FCC PDFs... enjoy:
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