How The Nokia N-Gage Entered The Red Ring Of Death – The Rise And Fall




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49 thoughts on “How The Nokia N-Gage Entered The Red Ring Of Death – The Rise And Fall

  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    Back in the days when you really want to upgrade your 3210 to a clamshell phones 😅Ahh so much memories 😪

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    To this day i bring my iPhone and my ps vita in my belly’s bag and it’s very convenient. But obviously the only things that I contain in my belly bag is my ps vita and other personal items

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    the no kia. not nohkiuh,
    no-kia
    💯💯💯👌yeah right

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    I remember how excited I actually was for this dumb taco phone xD
    I was actually the Danish winner of a big global tournament Nokia did back in the day to promote the N-Gage. Got flown all the way to Paris and everything.
    Thing was that originally all the contestants had to be 18+ but it turned out that pretty much all the winners weren't so they eventually changed the rules.. Probably also caused from a bit of pressure from the game magazine I was an intern on back then.
    Sadly, that meant that I alone had to do a rematch against the 2nd place when I was in Paris and I unfortunately had some really bad luck there so I didn't get any further than that.
    I did get an N-Gage with both Sonic N and Tony Hawk as well as a bagback that I'm still using 15 years later (The only really great thing I got from that xD )
    Sadly, my N-Gage won't boot up anymore. I just get this white screen but it was still a fun little adventure I had with it. Even got to take my family along on the trip.
    Never got myself the QD upgrade tho. Perhaps some day.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    1:23 that be like if you had to remove the back cover of your new 3ds xl to insert a microsd card. Oh wait

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    Their general idea that more and more people would play on the go was absolutely right… only they thought that handhelds would get more phone features rather than, as it turned out ultimately, the other way around.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    Am I the only one who noticed the game with an interface in Spanish? ROD DO YOU SPEAK SPANISH?

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    Back in 2006, my dad bought me a used n-gage qd, because I want a phone that capable to play video game (i just a pre-teen that time)

    it is a weird looking phone for me, but it serves the functionality. I had a awsome time with this device by the ton of game selection and N-GAGING gameplay. I remember playing the 1st gen and 2nd of the asphalt, and a pirate-themed Fire Emblem game.

    I just wanna say my childhood is well-spent with this phone. (don't judge me :D)

    Since the Nokia has revived, i wish they can recreate the phone again like what they did with their "bananna" phone.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    so essentially No-Kia were too far ahead with their plans

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    the n-gage qd is my first phone. At that time I played multiplayer asphalt using bluetooth.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    "That'd be like if you had to remove the cover of your DS just to put a game on it"

    Dude predicted the New 2DS's protective game cover!

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    I'd always wanted to play PS1 games at the framerate you might get on a 486 running Windows 95.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    I remember seeing big wall ad or a cardboard standup of it in I think a Software Etc. It got known as the taco phone and people hated it.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    I remember playing with the demos at Gamestop Playing Sims Bustin Out, I loved it!

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    I was like ay the screen doesn't look too bad AND MY MAN PULLED OUD A 256. M. B. SD CARD WHHHHOOOOO.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    I enjoyed your video. Thanks for bringing this blast from the finnish gaming history past back in my mind.

    I have heard really wild stories about Ngage, but people cant really talk about it in public. There is a side of Nokia Ngages past that has pretty much to do with bad business practices, that eventually lead to Nokia being sold to Microsoft.

    It would be interesting to hear the whole Nokia's fall from grace. I believe that eventually stories behind Ngage phones design choises will come to light but until then.

    I will enjoy your channels videos. They remind how some products are just not meant to last.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    "That'd be like if you had to remove the cover of your DS just to put a game on it"
    Well, they did that to the micro SD slot on the N3DSXL. Sure, not as bad as the cart slot, but still, if you have homebrew/cfw you'll be removing that cover all the time to put stuff in the SD or move it to your computer. I actually broke the cover of mine because of the wear it suffered from unscrewing and screwing it over and over.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    Why is the slang word for the penis named, 'weiner'? I never understood this.. And why would someone have a last name named after a sexual body part? My last name is derived from the Celtic word for scholar..

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    It was the start of ULTRA SUPER SUCCESSFULL (for the time, it lasted long, but as all good things, i mean, as ALL things, come to an end ;-( N-series Symbian OS running smartphones.
    That was first series of smartphones sold to masses, to "regular" users, not "reserved" 4 geeks/early adopters/businesmen etc.
    I guess it was before the term "smartphone" even existed? (But phones running Symbian OS were/are smartphones, by every definition.)
    Because of N-series, Nokia was believed it will dominate hi-end mobile phone-smartphone market FOREVER, and that iPhone is just a tiny but expensive mistake, fruity geeky toy only bought by occult Apple cult members.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    Just take for example the way you do calls with that shit, one can only wonder how stupid the makers have to be to even come up with this stupid idea and secondly, as if it wouldn’t be stupid enough, even spent millions of dollars into it :/ I am soooo glad those people failed hard.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    Engineers should've quit and go work at McDonalds after designing the first N-GAGE.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    Nok-ya
    Not “noh-key-uh”

    I’m kind of irritated that you made a video without knowing anything about the manufacturer.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    Ngage was the best. The belt clip, red faction, mp3 and phone. I carried two on my hip.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    The bad thing about the N-Gage is that I bought it from Amazon for around $300. The inflation these days… I only have Tomb Raider and nothing else but I like to collect stuff.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    The N-Gage game service was awesome. It allow N-series phones like N95, N73 to play games, and on N95. Some great titles like Asphalt, The One, and other. They also allow you to control the game with with the extra media buttons like on the N95,

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    N-Gage did not use wifi as you state in the video. N-Gage uses Bluetooth and GPRS.

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  • January 17, 2021 at 1:52 am
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    A reminder that the N-Gage was purposefully designed to look like Goatse. There's even the ring.

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