Gaming on the Cell Phone Done Right: N-Gage Take Note

Motorola’s got a great looking new phone coming out that will be one of the most robust on the market. The E680 will sport a 240×320 color screen capable of both landscape and portrait modes. In landscape mode the d-pad on the left of the unit can be used for gaming and the buttons on the top simulate something like a Playstation controller. The E680 also plays back MPEGs and MP3s, and can support up to 2 gigs of memory on an SD card. The sound system is pretty unique too — it includes a subwoofer that lets you literally feel the music. Of course it’s a cell phone too, with GPRS and an integrated 640×480 camera. It’s Linux-based and supports Java/J2ME as well, so there’s lots of potential for expanded use of this happy little gadget.