"Nokia's Kirsi Kotilainen, head of game developer relations, has
promised that N-Gage owners won't look so stupid when making regular
phone calls, as the microphone has been repositioned. He's also said
that version two will support hot-swapping games cards. The first
N-Gage required the phone to be powered down and the battery removed.
Nokia argued that TV-based consoles ask the user to reboot, so why not
phones? However, this isn't really a sustainable argument any more:
Nokia's 9200 'brick' smartphone supported hot-swappable MMCs three
years ago; and rivals such as Sendo's SX1 happily perform the trick.
Kotailainen also said that the next N-Gage will be backward compatible
with the earlier version. "
Received on Fri Mar 26 14:00:13 2004