Nokia has taken the wraps off the latest version of its N-Gage mobile gaming device, the N-Gage QD mobile game deck.
Offering wireless multiplayer gaming on a handheld console, the N-Gage was launched last autumn by Nokia but has enjoyed only limited success.
The new device features longer battery life, improved gaming controls, brighter screen, enhanced smartphone features, a hot-swappable multimedia (MMC) slot for instant gaming and the new N-Gage Arena launcher application.
The launcher allows gamers to connect to the worldwide mobile gaming community over mobile networks as well as take part in close-range gaming via Bluetooth.
The device is expected to sell from around €99 (£65) with a contract to €199 (£132) on its own, and will be available in Europe from May.
"After six months on the market with the N-Gage platform, we wanted to expand our device portfolio based on the feedback we've received," said Nokia's senior vice president of games, Ilkka Raiskinen, in a statement.
"With improved gaming ergonomics, gamers can now start to play games at the push of a button and enjoy the increased responsiveness of the game keys.
"We also added support for hot-swap MMC and extended the battery life. For phone calls, we reoriented the speaker and microphone to support 'classic talking'."
Geoengineering on the sea floor near glaciers would form a new ice shelf to prevent melting
Alterations in capillary blood flow can be caused by body position change
Curiosity rover is in 'normal mode' but not transmitting scientific data back to base
NatWest outage comes a day after Barclays' IT systems shut out customers and staff