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Nokia unveils Ovi Orion gaming phone

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Nokia unveils Ovi Orion gaming phone

The Nokia Ovi Orion Gaming Phone looks to be Nokia's latest attempt to upset the Apple cart and recapture a portion of the iPhone's market share.

Although it is only a concept at the moment, existing as nothing more than some very attractive mock-up images, the idea behind the Ovi Orion is sound.

The iPhone is established as the mobile gaming platform of choice, with its powerful hardware allowing for impressive 3D graphics and intuitive motion controls.

However, it has been criticised for its ability to handle gaming staples such as first-person shooters and football games.

If the Ovi Orion ever makes it off the drawing board, it would have to excel in the areas in which the iPhone is weak, as well as having the support of the Ovi digital download service to back it up with high quality content.

Nokia attempted to capture the handheld gaming market a few years back with its N-Gage service. Sadly it never caught on, perhaps because inserting the games was so fiddly and it looked a little kooky, but the Ovi Orion might prove to be second time lucky for the Finnish firm.

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