has been making a lot of noise of late, especially when its Lumia 900
is now all official – with pricing and all. Currently, we’re at the moment right before the storm when it’s all calm, but we know that something big is about to happen in the near futures. No doubt there are going to be high expectations riding on the back of the Nokia Lumia 900, especially when top-shelf Nokia devices have been a rarity in the US market. However, before it’s able to singe itself into the memory of consumers all around, we really need to look back and pay homage to the past devices that have seemingly proliferated Nokia’s presence.
Ranging from barebones handsets long discontinued, to some smartphones that have made their impact, there’s no arguing there are quite a few memorable ones that panned out to become successful. Some of us may be spoiled, but without a doubt, these devices need to remembered in order to knowingly comprehend what the upcoming Nokia Lumia 900 will need to live up to. Without any further interruption, we present to you 10 memorable Nokia devices that will never be forgotten. Let us know what others you believe should’ve made the list.
10 memorable Nokia handsets that will never be forgotten
10 memorable Nokia handsets that will never be forgotten
1. Nokia N9
Yeah, we know, it’s still relatively fresh on our mind, but it’s rather difficult to give the upcoming Nokia Lumia N900 its props without mentioning the MeeGo driven Nokia N9. Aside from the platform, this handset impressed a lot of people thanks partly to its button-less design and polycarbonate unibody construction. Heck, it also made a splash thanks to the devilishly colorful paint jobs it had to offer.
2. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Taking into account Nokia’s storied history, it’s rather surprising to know that the Finnish company didn’t come out with a touchscreen phone until early 2008. Although it didn’t quite pan out to be a monumental hit, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be forever known as Nokia’s first S60 touchscreen handset. Rather than using the increasingly popular capacitive touchscreen at the time, Nokia opted to outfit it with a resistive one instead. Do you remember the stylus pick that came with it?
3. Nokia E71
When it came to portrait QWERTY smartphones, RIM ruled that landscape with an iron fist back in 2008, but Nokia had something that would prove to be equally compelling. Enter the incredibly sharp Nokia E71! Without a doubt, this is the most memorable portrait style QWERTY device that Nokia produced – and honestly, it was magnificent in every way. In addition to boasting a stellar keyboard, it featured one stunning industrial design that felt and look solid all around.
4. Nokia N95
Nowadays, Nokia is building its reputation on smartphones – as opposed to its bread and butter basic/feature phones. Well, if we had to pick, the Nokia N95 would arguably be their most widely acclaimed smartphone. Certainly, its specs sheet won’t wow anyone anymore, but at the time of its unveiling in 2004, to all the way to its release in 2007, it brought a whole lot of goods to the table. Specifically, it combined quite a few items thought to be premium at the time – such as GPS, navigation, VGA video recording, dedicated music controls, and a large display.
5. Nokia 5310 XpressMusic
So why the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic you ask? Simply, this small bundle of joy brought a few multimedia elements to a basic handset, without pumping up its cost. In addition to sporting one razor thin and solid candybar design, it seemingly aided in the eventual downfall of standalone MP3 players. In fact, there were dedicated controls built into it that allowed users to effortlessly listen to music on the go. And again, it sported a super competitive price that made it extremely affordable on any budget.
6. Nokia N90
Needless to say, when you look extremely different from everything else out there, it’s worthy enough to be memorable – and that’s exactly why the Nokia N90 comes to mind. Above all, the coolest thing about this one is the fact that it mimics the design aesthetics of a camcorder. Specifically, the screen could be swiveled 270 degrees to allow the handset to be handled much like a typical camcorder. Therefore, in addition to being an ordinary flip phone, people really took notice as owners transformed it to a portable video recorder.
7. Nokia 6620
Before the N95, there was the Nokia 6600, which eventually came to the North American market as the Nokia 6620. At the time of its release, this business-oriented device was regarded as the most advanced product ever launched by Nokia. Sure, it may be hard to believe looking at its wide candybar form factor, but it actually featured drool worthy items such as S60, VGA camera, expandable memory, music & video play functions, and Bluetooth.
8. Nokia 6800
Call it a chameleon or whatever, but the Nokia 6800 was indeed a transformer of some kind. Before its availability, Nokia relied on the basic principle of utilizing the candybar form factor like no other. Of course, the Nokia 6800 perfectly came onto the scene, as text messaging was increasingly becoming a formidable choice of communication. Sporting an unusual fold-out QWERTY keyboard, it was undoubtedly a head turner in many ways.
9. Nokia 3600
Call it a first in many ways, the Nokia 3600 is yet another classic Nokia made device that will forever be remembered in phone history. For starters, it was the first S60 smartphone to hit the North American market, and even more than that, it was also the first to feature an integrated camera. Furthermore, Nokia decided to bless the 3600 with a distinctive keypad to better adapt to the needs of text messengers thanks to its rotary style layout.
10. Nokia 5110/5165
If you were old enough to appreciate phones between the late 1990s and early 2000s, you’ll surely remember the Nokia 5110/5165. Nearly everyone you knew owned it at one point or another! No doubt considered a dinosaur by today’s standards, but the Nokia 5110/5165 is regarded by many as being Nokia’s most popular mobile phone. Personalization really took off with this one since it featured interchangeable face plates to make yours different from others. On top of that, some people even added some bling to it by popping on one of those long forgotten light up antennas. Did you own this one?