If the Nseries devices (http://www.nokia.com/nseries/) are to bring the latest multimedia technologies and smartphone functionalities together, then the obvious gap of gaming needs to be filled. So where does this leave Nokia’s other N-xxx device, the N-Gage? There’s going to be a lot of eyes at E3 – the biggest gaming conference in the world – at the end of May - thanks to today's announcement.
27-04-2005, 08:02 PM
I think that's an excellent point Ewan. The main uses for Nokia products have been represented at the highest possible level across the N series:
- phones (the N series are all top of the range 3G)
- PDAs (the N series are all wi-fi symbian smartphones)
- cameras (the N70 is a high quality camera)
- video cameras (the N90 is a high quality video camera, VHS quality according to a Nokia moderator on N-gage.com)
- music players (the N91 is effectively a super-iPod with visual radio, video playback, and you can buy music straight from the internet onto the N91)
- ...and gaming. But no gaming phone in the N series... yet.
Wiener also pointedly refused to name any kind of date for an N-Gage 2, he just said "by 2007".
I think you might be right, Ewan...