It's hard to forget the original Nokia N-Gage, the taco-shaped smartphone slash game system that challenged the Game Boy Advance in 2003. In short, it flopped. Nintendo's handheld system continued to outsell it by 100-to-1 and retailers offered $100 rebates to get the N-Gage out of their stockrooms.
So imagine Gamedaily's surprise when Nokia announced that the N-Gage would live again as a piece of software that can be downloaded onto your phone. Gamedaily put a beta version of the new gaming platform through its paces to see whether you should trade in your cell phone and Nintendo DS for this all-in-one entertainment package.