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
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.
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.