Nokia, which we have lost: the history of the legendary brand of mobile phones
• Nokia, we have lost: the history of the legendary brand of mobile phones
When everything is already resigned to the idea that Nokia - are phones from the past, the company has released a new smartphone. Technically, it did not quite Nokia: 2016 Finnish HMD purchased from Microsoft's right to sell mobile phones under the Nokia brand. January 8 manufacturer introduced Nokia 6 - stylish and affordable smartphone based on Android, which will be sold exclusively in China. The new product will have to fight for the Chinese customers with popular local brands like Oppo, Vivo, Huawei and Xiaomi.
Nokia Diagonal Screen 6 - 5, 5 inches, resolution - 1920 * 1080 pixels. Snapdragon The smartphone has a processor 430, a rear chamber with a maximum resolution of 16 megapixels and front camera 8 megapixel and 4 GB of memory. The phone body is made of aluminum, which are rare for these low-end models. All this grandeur will cost 1,700 yuan (245 dollars).
The company has made a bet on the Chinese market is not accidental: according to her calculations, in China more than 550 million people use smartphones, which is almost twice the total US population. Is it true to the company's progress, time will tell, but for now let us remember, as Nokia, step by step to conquer the hearts (and ears) of the world.
1963: the first attempt of the Finnish company Nokia to enter the telecommunications market is the production of cordless phones for the army and rescue services.
1982: Mobira Senator appeared in 1982 and became one of the first true mobile phone. Nokia Telecommunications division appeared thanks to the merger with Salora OY. Both companies produced portable telephones under the brand Mobira. Only in 1989, Nokia began to produce phones under its own brand.
1987: Nokia introduced its first handheld mobile phone - Mobira Cityman, which weighed about 800 grams. Model called "hump" in honor of Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, who used it.
1992: Nokia has decided to focus exclusively on mobile phones and network infrastructure and out of the business for the production of rubber, cable and consumer electronics. Nokia 1011 was the first handset company developed for the GSM communications standard, which in 1987 became the European standard of digital mobile technology. Phone weighing 475 grams, it housed 99 notebook of contacts, and he can show on the screen two lines of black-and-white text. The model was fitted with a retractable antenna, and the humble SMS functionality was provided in it.
1994: Nokia 2110 is the first model from the brand ringtones, which became a hit.
1996: Nokia 8110, one of the first slider phones, enjoyed great popularity. It is this model enjoys hero Keanu Reeves in the cult film "The Matrix". Now this phone can be bought on eBay for three thousand dollars.
1999: Nokia 3210 is the first mobile phone for many adults and adolescents. It can be used to make calls, send SMS messages, as well as a built-in playing the legendary game "Snake". This model has propelled the company to the top of the mobile phone market, where it remained the next 14 years. In 2000, such phones cost about $ 85, but now it is being sold on eBay for $ 6,700.
2000: Nokia 3310 followed the incredibly popular 3210, and with it, there are new versions of your favorite mobile games. In particular, Snake 2 Nokia has made this model very popular. Two years later, the company released 3410, an improved version of the model with a larger screen resolution, separate buttons for accepting and drop calls, animated screen savers and games.
2003: Nokia 1100 - a very simple to manufacture and use of a mobile phone, which remains the best-selling in history. There were purchased more than 250 million such phones. In addition, it is the best-selling model in the world of consumer electronics. Nokia 1100 has been focused on developing countries and presented the possibility of communication for many people who previously could not afford mobile communications. In 2005, Nokia sold its billionth phone, and it was a Nokia 1100 purchased in Nigeria.
2005: Nokia N90, the phone and the camera, the first smartphone Nokia. It was an advanced model that supports Wi-Fi, 3G and multimedia, including video, music, and surfing the web. Model came out simultaneously with the N91 and N70, which are also considered smart phones. Rotating screen N90 turns mobile phone into a portable video camera. The gadget has been equipped with a 2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens and LED-flash.
2006: 5800 predecessor, the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic was introduced in 2006. Sales reached 10 million units. The phone supports Internet communication channel GPRS.
2007: Nokia has released some really impressive models of smartphones. In particular, the N95 has a very powerful and advanced for its time. This phone has been equipped with high-end camera and a host of features that we are used to take for granted in operating systems such as iOS and Android.
2007: Nokia NGage was both a smartphone and a game console. They had sold three million units. In the photo - an upgraded version, released in 2007, although the first generation of smart phones appeared in 2004.
2008: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was a response to the iPhone, which appeared a year earlier. It was the first Nokia model with a touch screen. Sales reached 13 million units.
2009: X6 Nokia became the flagship smartphone for music lovers. The smartphone supports access to social networks, as well as Nokia Ovi maps. The model was available in two versions: with a memory card of 8 GB and 16 GB.
2013: base model Nokia Lumia 520 was presented at the Mobile World Congress in 2013. Instead, the operating system Symbian smartphone is operated on Windows. After the release of the model sold well, but Nokia began complexity. In 2014, Microsoft announced plans to acquire the business of Nokia mobile phones production for 5, 44 billion euros.