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The mercifully brief history of the N-Gage

The History of Fun podcast digs into Nokia’s star-crossed handheld

Russ Frushtick is the director of special projects, and he has been covering the world of video games and technology for over 15 years. He co-founded Polygon in 2012.

Sure, it has been mocked into oblivion, but do you really know the origins of Nokia’s ill-fated N-Gage? This week on The History of Fun podcast, Allegra Frank takes us through the highs and lows (but mostly lows) of this side-talking masterpiece of handheld hardware.

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