Mobile gaming controls 'should emulate consoles'

30 November 2009 — 10:05 AM

The N900 is one of the firm's latest

One expert has discussed the current crop of gaming-focused handsets that are on the market and how they are controlled.

Those selling used mobile phones to pay for such a gadget may be interested to hear that CCS Insight Blog contributor Digantam Gurung believes many devices take their cues from more dedicated console machines.

He said one example of this is the Nokia N-Gage platform, which takes some basic design lessons from the likes of Nintendo, Sega, Sony and Microsoft in terms of layout.

Mr Gurung added by saying that other touchscreen mobile manufacturers would do well to consider such a move when the time comes to produce a new model.

"Given the size of the market for consoles, I'm sure many consumers are accustomed to the look and feel of console control layouts," he concluded.

Nokia's current line of N-Gage enabled devices includes the N85, N97 and the upcoming N900.

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