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The Complete Guide to the Nokia N-Gage

nokia n-gageThe N-Gage was a combined mobile phone and mobile gaming device created by Nokia. The first N-Gage went on sale in 2003, and the model has since sold around 3 million units.

The N-Gage was an attempt to merge what was then traditionally two separate devices: mobile phones and handheld gaming devices like the Game Boy Advance. The first model was widely criticized for its poor design. The phone buttons were not well suited to playing games, and the unit had to be held on its side when used as a phone (which inspired the brief internet craze "side-talking"). These issues were addressed in subsequent designs, although the N-Gage was not the success Nokia had hoped for.

The N-Gage platform has been discontinued.