Nokia Steps Up


Nokia is entering the handheld fray with the announcement of the N-Gage cell phone. Shaped similar to a GBA Nokia seems to think cell phone users want game playing devices that also act as unwieldy cell phones.

The N-Gage is a half-moon-shaped device that measures 5.2 by 2 inches and is an inch thick. It has a 4,096-color active-matrix display and built-in camera for video and still images. Like other Nokia-made phones, it offers Short Message Service text messaging and Internet access. It uses the Java language for downloading applications to the phone and has built-in Bluetooth technology for short-range wireless connectivity to devices such as printers.

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