N-Gage QD Now Available Through AT&T Wireless

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When the Nokia N-Gage QD debuted in the United States a few months ago, it could only be purchased from T-Mobile. Later, Cingular began offering it. As of today, it is now available from a third carrier, AT&T Wireless.

This cellular-wireless handheld is available at hundreds of select retail stores and the AT&T Wireless web site. It costs $169 with a two-year service contract. The N-Gage QD comes bundled with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater.

Note: Despite making this announcement, this model does not yet appear on AT&T Wireless’ web site.

More about the N-Gage QD

N-Gage QD The N-Gage QD is a device designed to be both a mobile phone and a portable gaming console.

It includes a D-pad to make game play easier, but its screen resolution is only 176 by 208 pixels, lower than its competitors. For example, the Nintendo GameBoy Advance SP has a 240-by-160-pixel display, while the Tapwave Zodiac’s is 480 by 320 pixels.

Like its predecessor, the N-Gage QD allows users to do multi-player gaming via Bluetooth short-range wireless networking.

The N-Gage QD is able to do more than just play games. It is a full smartphone running the Symbian OS with Nokia’s Series 60 providing the user interface.

It includes personal information management (PIM) applications, an xHTML browser, and email software. In addition, users are able to download and install other Series 60 applications.

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