what the Hell were the folks at NOKIA smoking when they designed this ghastly device? You actually have to hold the phone with its width next to your ear in order to communicate, and they could have included better launch games which you can only play by first removing the battery and then adding or changing the cartridge. Not to mention the ridiculous price range. Definitely a concept designed for failure.
If NOKIA had designed the cartridge slot on the external part of N-Gage, and designed it more like a pocket calculator like many of NOKIA's cellphone product lines, and cut the price in half, the N-Gage might do a little bit better.
Nokia's failed attempt to join the ranks of Nintendo in the hand held gaming industry. Better known as the digital taco, it is the worst concept concived, holding the record for the earliest price drop in the gaming industry, for having their first price drop after just one week after it's release. Now at the price of $200, it includes 3 free games and one month of pre-paid service for the cellular phone feature, which by the way you have to hold width side to your ear to talk in. Another "put down" feature is that in order to change games, you must remove the battery. So. . .WTF?
N-Gage? N-GAGE!? WHAT A POS IDEA THAT IS! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT ANYONE WOULD BUY AN N-GAGE! YOU EVEN BOUGHT ONE! WTF!?!?