May 14th, 2003, 22:03 PM
N-Gage Pricing Revealed
Nokia announced that its device that combines cell phone and handheld gaming capabilities will cost $299 when it's released in October.
Nokia has announced that will release the N-Gage in major US retailers this October. The device will carry a suggested retail price of $299, in line with many feature-laden cell phones, while games will cost $30 to $40. The N-Gage devices and game cards will be sold at retailers including Best Buy, Circuit City, Electronics Boutique, GameStop, and Target.
N-Gage combines a several entertainment features in addition to full GSM phone capabilities. The N-Gage has a backlit color screen and face buttons designed to make it easy to control games. One of its unique features is that it has Bluetooth wireless support to allow nearby N-Gage owners to play multiplayer games without using a fee-based cell phone network. The device also has built-in MP3 music playback and stereo FM radio.
A number of game publishers previously pledged to release games for the N-Gage, most notably Activision, Eidos, Sega, THQ, and Taito. Few games have been specifically announced, but some will be at E3 this week. One newly announced N-Gage game that will take advantage of the device's wireless multiplayer capabilities will be THQ's Red Faction.
May 14th, 2003, 23:37 PM
Sounds interesting enough. It would be better if they added a camera to the deal and a way to browse the internet.. :P
May 15th, 2003, 14:03 PM
Since the games will be played on a Feature-packed Cell phone (-or vica-versa) will Online Multiplay gaming be explored??
Might have to subscribe to a 'Live!' style server ??
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May 15th, 2003, 22:32 PM
that is a good question. Would be nice to do some online battles on the cell phone.