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THQ Wireless and Nokia Announce N-Gage

Nokia today showcased its new mobile games, the Nokia N-Gage™ game deck, at “Get Ready to N-Gage” events in London, UK and Sydney, Australia. The Nokia N-Gage™ mobile game deck offers a new gameplay experience, bringing top titles from the biggest names in the games industry into the palm of your hand and out onto the mobile network. With its multi-player action via Bluetooth™ and WAP over GPRS, the game deck opens up new possibilities for both local and remote multiplayer gaming.

The high performance games for Nokia N-Gage game deck are sold separately on game cards (using the MultiMediaCard standard). Game cards allow for a new kind of mobile gameplay experience with richer graphics, enhanced sound, and more extensive game worlds in which to play. Nokia will also act as a game publisher to create branded N-Gage game titles and develop an evolving games portfolio.

Nokia N-Gage game deck devices and game titles will be available in major retail outlets, game-specific and video game retail outlets, as well as in regular mobile phone delivery channels in all major markets.

Features & Specifications

– 4 MB internal + external memory cards (32, 64 and 128 Mb available separately).
– 64 MB game card (MMC) provided in the sales package.
– Shared memory for images, contact data, calendar, messages, and add-on applications
– Illuminated high-contrast, full-graphics color display (size 176 x 208 pixels)
– Series 60 graphical user interface enabling application multitasking with five-way navigation
– Symbian OS with Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME™) support
– High performance mobile interactive gaming
– Gaming-optimized design and functionality
– Digital music player and recorder
– Stereo FM radio
– Nokia Audio Manager PC software
– New design concept, new UI experience
– Multimedia messaging
– Full email support (IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, MIME2)
– Content with XHTML browser
– Tri-band EGSM 900/GSM1800/GSM 1900
– Series 60 UI enabling application multitasking
– Bluetooth
– Slave USB 1.1. for digital music download from PC
– MP3, AAC, Midi, WAV ringing tones
– WAP over GPRS

Interactive Games
- Catalogue of branded AAA quality games available at sales start
– Single player games, local multiplayer Bluetooth games
– Games available on game cards (MMC)
– 4MB user memory on device flash

Digital Music Player
- Digital music player for AAC and MP3 files
– Stereo line in for audio recording (analog)
– Slave USB 1.1. for digital music download from PC
– High fidelity stereo headset for music player, FM stereo radio, and voice calls
(mono)
– Integrated recorder (AAC) from analog stereo line connector and FM radio
– Music file download from compatible PC over USB cable
– 64 MB memory card for music
– Handsfree speaker for music listening
– Short cut button to start the Music Player

Nokia Audio Manager PC Software

– Requires Windows 98, Windows ME, or Windows 2000 professional,
Windows XP, USB port (for detailed requirements see User’s Guide
provided in the sales package).
– Create AAC music files from your own music
– Playlists to organize music files in PC

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