Nokia today has begun shipping the N-Gage QD game deck to Europe, Africa and Asia Pacific for an astonishingly low price. The new N-Gage QD will sell for around €49.99 ($60 USD) and offer an externally accessible MMC slot for swapping games, longer battery life, improved gaming controls, brighter screen and several smartphone features.
On the N-Gage QD gamers can play all N-Gage titles, connect to the worldwide mobile gaming community, N-Gage Arena and take part in close range multiplayer Bluetooth wireless gaming.
The mobile gaming system will be available in specialist game shops and from various cellular providers. Existing N-Gage titles are supported as well as new exclusive games Ashen, Pathway to Glory and Pocket Kingdom: Own The World, and blockbuster hits like The SimsTM Bustin’ Out, Crash Nitro Kart and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004.
With the new N-Gage Arena launcher gamers will have direct access to the N-Gage Arena community. N-Gage Arena members can communicate with one another, download exclusive content, access rankings statistics, participate in events and activities, and more.
The N-Gage QD game deck also supports advanced smartphone features such as personal information management, XHTML browser, email and the possibility to download and install additional Series 60 applications.