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Other than that one clip - which I suspect was only on the N93 because it's the highest hand Nokia currently on the market - is there anything to show that this handset is actually being marketed as a gaming phone? Every single bit of promotional material I've seen on Nokia's website, and the pre-sales material I've had access to, all put the focus very much on the imaging side of things. This is being promoted as an imaging phone. Wibbble 22:55, 26 October 2006 (UTC)
Not necessarily as a gaming phone in the same sense as an N-Gage but it was supposed to have the functionality to pick up where the N-Gage series left of as Nokia are planning to do. Not many people wanted a Game Boy with a phone add-on so they're doing it the other way round. What would be normal phones incorporating the N-Gage capabilities to keep it going, especially in flagship models which should basically do everything. Not really an issue now though cos that bit can be deleted or updated since Nokia are supposedlly going to be releasing a firmware update soon which addresses the issue. http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53051 (Twinnie 01:42, 4 November 2006 (UTC))
Keep in mind that notification of SW updates from third-parties should be taken with a pinch of salt - and also that the N93 was removed from the NSU application yesterday. WRT gaming, something like [this register article] might be more relevant. The N93 has support for this 'next gen' gaming (I've fiddled with the Wipeout-clone game demo it ships with), but it's still not the main focus of the device. It might be a larger factor for the N95 - I've not seen much material for that yet since it's not expected to appear for a little while. I'd expect the main focus on gaming to come from dedicated gaming handsets - a good shape for a handheld console isn't a good shape for a mobile phone handset so a compromise in design seems inevitable. Neither the N93 nor the N95 seem to be good shapes for gaming. (And this is really important given the current level of competition in the market - I wouldn't swap my DS Lite for an N95.) Also, I wouldn't call the NGage a gameboy with a phone add-on - it was really just a standard S60 handset in a weird-shaped casing. An actual gaming machine might've been more popular! Wibbble 11:09, 4 November 2006 (UTC)
GSM Arena (.com) says this phone is triband, with 1900 MHz for North American coverage - almost every other source I see also says it's triband, yet the article's infobox says it's quadband. Kether83 15:28, 25 October 2007 (UTC)