41sykotekWed 8th Dec 2010 As a former N-Gage owner, I will admit, having to hold your phone like that to your ear does make you feel pretty stupid the first few times you use it and it probably looks weird to other people who just so happen to be superficially staring at you while you're talking to someone (weirdos), but overall, I have to say I was pretty pleased with it as a phone that plays games.It was solidly constructed, so there wasn't much to complain about when it comes to the phone itself. It was a market failure, but besides that it gets a lot of undeserved hate from people who only see a picture like the one above and judge themselves too cool for that having never actually experienced using it for any extended period of time. Besides, they fixed it with their second revision, the QD which made it more gamer friendly and the games were graphically impressive in comparison to what was out at the time, cheap too. Also, it was a machine you could easily pirate games for (guilty), all you'd need to do is copy files to the MMC card, no other special hardware required, everyone knew it too, so in retrospect its no wonder it failed.I ended up buying all the games when it went on clearance everywhere and everyone else I knew that had one was happy with theirs too. The screen was about the only thing that could've been better because of its weird aspect ratio and fondness of certain companies that ported GBA games to it. The games designed for it were pretty good though.Anyways, it gets a bad rap. I eventually gave both of mine away, one to a friend that lost his and the QD to my girlfriend at the time along with all my games. They didn't break down like so many of my garbage Motorola phones at least. Anyways, that's my rant.As for a gaming handheld with mobile support, it can be done definitely and it can be done right, the ideas have been kicked around for years, but it would likely be expensive to the end consumer. There are other things to take into consideration with companies like Sony and Nintendo moving into the handheld gaming cell phone business besides the price of their device such as prices of content and method of delivery (marketplace), size of downloads due to most unlimited data plans going away causing further costs (legacy games are huge in size comparison to newer minigames) and 3rd party re-licensing (one of the huge issues with PSPgo). Continued support also will hinge on adoption rates, will enough people buy the PSPhone to justify further development and releases on that platform. Also, Sony has a new PSP coming out. I don't think now is the right time for it personally.TL;DR - N-Gage wasn't perfect, but wasn't as bad as most people made it out to be. Read the last paragraph if you're considering getting Sony's new gaming phone, take everything into consideration. What is the meaning of life? That's so easy, the answer is TETRIS.