Nokia was the most leading mobile phone manufacturer in the world. Read about some of the historical phones from them.
Nokia, once the most popular and largest Mobile phones manufacturer is no more. The brand has been acquired by Microsoft and the phones will be known as Microsoft phones. It will be interesting to look at the history of Nokia this time. These are the 11 landmark phones in the history of Nokia.
Mobira Senator was the first car-phone in the world. It was launched in 1982. It weighed about 10 kg.
Launched in 1987, Mobira Cityman was the first Nokia phone that could be handled.
It weighed about 800g and cost $5456. It got popular when a photograph of Soviet President Mikhael Gorbachev holding the phone came out. Thus the phone also got the nickname 'Gorbo'.
This phone was the first digital GSM phone by Nokia. It was launched in 1992. It was black and white and had very few features. However, it could save 99 phone numbers.
This model was introduced in 1994. It was a member of Nokia 2100 series and had features like address book, multiple ringtones and the popular game 'Snake'. More than 20 million phones were sold out.
Nokia 9000 Communicator
It came out in 1996 and had email, web browsing, spreadsheets and word processor. It cost $800. But it failed to make much impact and the entry of Blackberry also affected it.
This was the most popular Nokia model so far. It had features like picture messaging and had more ringtones. Longer talktime also increased its popularity.
launched in 2002, Nokia 6650 was the first phone in the world with 3G facilities. It went on to be much popular.
It was a cheap rated phone from the company but it went on to be one of the most popular cell phone by any company. It was launched in 2003 and was sold out in large numbers, almost 200 million.
Engage was a phone that was aimed at mobile games lovers. The phone was launched in 2003 and was priced $299. But Nokia had withdraw 46 million phones due to battery complaint, resulting in a heavy loss.
5800 Express Music
This phone, which came out in 2008 was the first complete touch phone from Nokia. But the entry of Android phones and iphones destroyed the domination of Nokia.
Lumia 800 was the first Windows phone from Nokia. It was their first collaboration with Microsoft. It was launched in 2011.
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