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
- 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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