In rather a strange move, the new silver QD will launch on the same day that the PSP is released in Europe. The new QD is functionally the same as the existing handheld, but with a slicker silver finish.

"We have had a lot of requests from both consumers and trade to provide an N-Gage QD variant. This is very much in line with our fall consumer activities," said Jukka Hosio, Director, Global Sales, Games Business Program, Nokia. "We chose silver as it's one of the season's most fashionable colors."

New games for the N-Gage look promising, with the upcoming fighter ONE causing quite a stir with its system pushing visuals. Overhead racer Glimmerati is also shaping up well.