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Flashback: the first gaming phones quickly went from Tetris to downloadable 3D games

Video games have gone through many transformations – from the arcades, to computers at home, to handheld consoles and now phones. Of course, the first phones to play games were a lot more modest than the current RGB-flashing, air-cooled monsters.

There’s some debate as to which phone was first, but we do know that it came out in 1994. One contender is the Hagenuk MT-2000, made by a Danish company. Yes, a company from Denmark that rivaled Finland’s Nokia (both launched their first GSM phones within weeks of each other). An instant classic was chosen for MT-2000’s game – Tetris, which had…

Video games have gone through many transformations – from the arcades, to computers at home, to handheld consoles and now phones. Of course, the first phones to play games were a lot more modest than the current RGB-flashing, air-cooled monsters.

There’s some debate as to which phone was first, but we do know that it came out in 1994. One contender is the Hagenuk MT-2000, made by a Danish company. Yes, a company from Denmark that rivaled Finland’s Nokia (both launched their first GSM phones within weeks of each other). An instant classic was chosen for MT-2000’s game – Tetris, which had…Read More

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