I’m sure you guys remember my article about the Nokia N-Gage Event that I attended somewhere in late May this year.
Guess what happened for the past month?
The Device That Killed Time
Well, just a little over a week after attending the event, a Nokia N81 8GB Multimedia Computer was shipped over to me and thus began my journey of being an N-Gage addict. 🙂
Are you surprised it’s not called a phone? Nokia doesn’t call it a phone because it’s more than that!
Before we proceed – a little boring history about me and my endeavour in mobile phone ownership. Firstly – the most expensive phone I ever bought was the Samsung SGH-L760 which I bought for around RM 500, and that was also with a 50% discount given by Samsung. Prior to that, I was using the Sony Ericsson K500i, and earlier it was the Nokia 3310. As you can see I’m not the type that spends chunks of my salary on a mobile phone.
I had only Snake, Space Impact and some puzzle game on the N-3310, no games on the K500i while the SGH-L760 had only 2 games and both were in trial mode. All in all, you could say I was mobile game-less for years.
Mobile Gaming At Last
Thanks to Nokia’s N-Gage service, my mobile gaming needs (more like WANTS) are satisfied. 🙂 I must thank the people who prepared the phone for installing those addictive games, they really do help me pass my time.
Yes yes, I know, Nokia N81 8GB is a multimedia computer but hey, I think the gaming features were cool and I’m really glued on to it. I did show the games to my friend and he did commented that the graphics look nice, and rated it to that of the 1st-generation PlayStation. 🙂 Don’t expect it to be a PSP though.
The graphics look great and games like Creatures of the Deep, FIFA 08, Asphalt 3, Block Breaker Deluxe, Space Impact : Kappa Base were really addictive! And just a heads up on what’s coming at goldfries.com, I’ll be reviewing N-Gage games soon!
Life is more interesting now that I have N-Gage, I’ll definitely be playing whenever I’m in a situations that requires me to WAIT. Like waiting for food, waiting for a train, waiting for the train to reach the destination, waiting for a show to start, waiting for friends, relatives, strangers and whatnots, waiting……. waiting……. waiting……. heck I even play it when I can’t sleep or when I don’t feel like getting out of bed.
While this article is not a Nokia N81 8GB review, I must say that besides enjoying the N-Gage experience, I’m also enjoying other features available on the phone such music playback (love the sound output), 2MP camera (better camera than all the phones I used so far) and 3G capabilities – for once I can actually access my blog and various other websites without hiccups, unlike what I face with the Samsung SGH-L760.
Anyway back to N-Gage experience with the N81 8GB, I spent most part of my first week with hurting my thumb and recovering, to then hurt it again. It was sooooooooo addictive. So what do I do when one of my thumb hurts? I play with the other thumb! 😀
I managed to control my addiction for the rest of the month but the N-Gage is always something I load when I have nothing better to do.
So, do you own a mobile gaming device? or a multimedia computer that is similar to the N81? Do share your thoughts on whether such devices has changed your lifestyle. 🙂