Nokia N-Gage QD

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The N-Gage QD was a handheld game console and smartphone released by Nokia in 2004. It was a redesign of the first N-Gage, being smaller and rounder. The cartridge slot was relocated from behind the battery to the bottom of the device. The earpiece was also moved to the front of the device instead of the side. Some features from the original system such as MP3 playback, FM radio reception and USB connectivity were removed from the new device to reduce size and cost. The newer N-Gage no longer supported three GSM frequency bands 900/1800/1900; instead it came in two dual-band variants, one for the American market and another for the European and Asian markets.

The N-Gage QD ran the same Symbian OS v6.0 as its predecessor, despite Symbian OS v7.0 already being released on other smartphones.

The N-Gage QD game deck supported existing N-Gage game titles, as well as 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.

The N-Gage QD game deck also supported advanced smartphone features such as personal information management, XHTML browser, email and the possibility to download and install additional Series 60 applications.

Our N-Gage QD is the European/Asian variant. The label 'Test Device EMEA/APAC' refers to the Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia/Pacific market regions.

Manufacturer: Nokia
Date: 2004

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH36002. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Nokia N-Gage QD

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