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5 Nokia Phones That Changed The World

5 Nokia Phones That Changed The World
Nokia phones
June 21
11:59 2015

NOKIA N90 (2005)

The N90 was one of three handsets launched by Nokia at the glitzy Nseries intro event back in 2005. This was a massive leap forward at the time: a recognition that phones and computers were finally coalescing.

The other devices launched – the altogether less bonkers N70 and the ludicrously oversized N91 (which had a 4GB hard disk for music storage inside – yep, a mechanical hard disk, spinning platters and all) – pushed boundaries in their own ways, but the N90 was the most overtly ‘converged’ device, looking as it did like a camcorder with phone buttons grafted on.

It felt like the future, albeit a bit of a clunky, silly future in which phones were going to be far less ergonomic for a bit. But these Nseries devices were the precursors of the multi-purpose smartphones of today, and the N90 can rightly claim to be the grandfather of the 20MP Xperia Z1s and optical zoom-equipped Note 3s that occupy the modern tech landscape.

NOKIA 6810 (2004)

There was certainly a point when Nokia would throw everything at the design wall in case something stuck.

Case in point: the 6810’s fold-out QWERTY keyboard, which looked totally ridiculous but actually allowed reasonably fast typing for texts and emails.

Heck, even BlackBerry email was supported by this Optimus Prime of the telephony world.

NOKIA 3650 (2002)

Equipped with a colour screen, a VGA camera able to shoot both stills and video and a what-the-hell-were-they-thinking circular keypad, the 3650 was the first Symbian Series 60 smartphone to launch in the US.

It featured 3.4MB of built-in storage!

Understandably, Nokia was keen to talk up the 3650’s video capture abilities in ads, resulting in the above TV spot which attracted – again, understandably – a considerable amount of criticism from cat lovers.

It’s about as tasteful as that circular keypad.

NOKIA 5110 (1998)

One of the many Nokia models that became near-ubiquitous in British universities, high streets and offices, the 5110 was nigh-on impervious to anything the world could throw at it, had excellent battery life and, of course, came with the beloved Snake on board.

You could also pop off the front panel and swap it with one of several bright-coloured replacements because, well, customisation.

NOKIA CITYMAN (1987)

Available in “450” and “900” editions (named for the frequencies in MHz they used on the Nordic Mobile Telephony system), the Cityman was Nokia’s first mobile phone and regarded as a sleek, high-end and highly desirable product.

How times change.

The brick-like handset established the Finnish company as a major telephony player by 1988, helped Nokia secure almost 15 percent of the global mobile phone market.

Source: Stuff.tv

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