History of video games/Platforms/N-Gage
History[edit | edit source]
Development[edit | edit source]
Launch[edit | edit source]
The improved N-Gage QD was launched in 2004.
Legacy[edit | edit source]
The N-Gage ultimately sold 3 million units and 3 million games.
Later on, the N-Gage would become a symbol of an unusual era in mobile gaming. In contemporary media, the N-Gage is typically referenced either wistfully, or satirically, depending on the tone of the work.
Technology[edit | edit source]
Compute[edit | edit source]
Technical Flaws[edit | edit source]
Like other Symbian devices, the N-Gage would become unbootable when the user partition was filled, resulting in the White Screen of Death.
Notable games[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
N-Gage[edit | edit source]
N-Gage QD[edit | edit source]
N-Gage Internals[edit | edit source]
N-Gage QD Internals[edit | edit source]
Power Supply[edit | edit source]
Marketing[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- N-Gage is noted to sound like "Engage".
External Resources[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
| Parts of this page are based on materials from:
Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia.
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- Minkov, Rado. "How engaging was the Nokia N-Gage? – Odd Phone Mondays". Phone Arena. https://www.phonearena.com/news/how-engaging-was-nokia-n-gage-odd-phone-mondays_id134032.
- Overell, Clancy (10 December 2017). "Nokia Still Not Sure Why The N-Gage Didn't Take Off" (in en-AU). The Betoota Advocate. https://www.betootaadvocate.com/uncategorized/nokia-still-not-sure-n-gage-didnt-take-off/.
- "Nokia N-Gage - Full phone specifications". https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n_gage-390.php. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
- "Nokia N-Gage QD - Full phone specifications". https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n_gage_qd-748.php. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
- "Fix Your Nokia’s White Screen Of Death". Hackaday. 9 May 2021. https://hackaday.com/2021/05/09/fix-your-nokias-white-screen-of-death/.
- "The Failure Awards for defunct branding | #3 Nokia N-Gage". The Drum. https://www.thedrum.com/news/2017/08/29/the-failure-awards-defunct-branding-3-nokia-n-gage.