Nokia has started shipping its N-Gage QD game deck to markets in Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific.
N-Gage QD features a hot-swappable multimedia slot, longer battery life, improved gaming controls, brighter screen and smartphone features.
The device supports personal information management, an XHTML browser, email and the ability to download and install additional Series 60 applications. The device has an estimated 'street price' of €49.99 with contract.
Nokia claimed that the new N-Gage Arena launcher will give users direct access to the N-Gage Arena community directly from the game deck.
Members can communicate with one another, download exclusive content, access ranking statistics and participate in events and activities.
The device supports existing N-Gage games as well forthcoming N-Gage titles like Ashen: Pathway to Glory and Pocket Kingdom: Own The World, and hits such as The Sims: Bustin' Out, Crash Nitro Kart and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004.
The units will be sold in specialist game shops and mobile operator outlets.
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