S60 3rd

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Nokia N-Gage QD
Nokia N-Gage

S60 3rd Edition smartphones are listed in the separate
S60 3rd Edition section
  Nokia N-Gage QD in short
- Symbian OS 6.1
- Series 60
- ARM9 CPU, 104 MHz
- Java MIDP 1.0
- 4 MB of storage memory
- hot-swappable memory card slot (MMC)
- Bluetooth data & audio
- 12-bit screen
- no camera
- mono sound
- no sidetalking

Nokia N-Gage QD - Introduction

Nokia N-Gage is a game deck, a wireless browser, and a phone in one.

Based on the Symbian OS 6.1 and Series 60 user interface like the 7650 and 3650, the QD has a game console like casing and controls. N-Gage QD is a 'lightweight' version of the first N-Gage - it comes without FM radio, with no cable connector and it generates mono sound.

N-Gage QD weighs 143 g and its dimensions are 118 x 68 x 22 mm. QD is no longer a tri-band phone. There are two separate versions (900/1800 MHz or 850/1900 MHz) available, depending on region. Good news is that the controversial 'sidetalking' is no longer there - earpiece is now located on the front side of the device, like in other phones. The QD finally offers hot-swappable Memory cards - the slot is no longer hidden inside the casing. Hardware buttons have been optimized for even better gaming.

All other features remain the same as in the first N-Gage model.

Nokia N-Gage QD - PROs AND CONs

ADVANTAGES (compared to N-Gage):
  • no sidetalking
  • cheaper
  • hot-swappable MMC cards
  • improved controls
  • still using old Series 60 version and 12-bit screen
  • no camera
  • dual-band phone
  • mono sound
  • no cable connector

Nokia N-Gage QD seems to be a 'lightweight' version of the first N-Gage model. Those who only need a game console and GSM phone combo and do not care for FM radio or MP3 playback can get it cheaper and additionally can take advantage of improved controls and front-talking.

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