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11 weird and unusual Nokia phone designs

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11 weird and unusual Nokia phone designs
The days when Nokia ruled the smartphone and mobile phone markets are long gone - we all know that. The Finnish company sold off its Devices and Services unit to Microsoft this year, so it’s no longer a phone maker. Still, we mustn’t forget all the great phones that Nokia released throughout the years. Right now, though, we’ll present you some of the company’s weirdest phone designs (which may, or may not have been great).

Just like Samsung, it seems that Nokia released its weirdest handsets in the mid 2000s. In fact, those were the years when most manufacturers made unusual phones. That’s because there were a lot of buttons that needed to be included on the front (or sides) of devices. Plus, there was no standard form factor for handsets. Flip phones, candybars, sliders, swiveling phones - everything was a go, and manufacturers often combined design elements from these form factors.

Obviously, many of our readers are already familiar with quite a few of the Nokia devices that we’ll present below. But newer generations of smartphone users may have not had the chance to see them. So, enjoy - and let us know if you have any favorites, or if any of these designs seem too ugly to you.

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posted on 25 May 2014, 10:13 7

1. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Nokia Nseries

Nokia 8series

Nokia Xseries

Nokia Eseries

Great design and quality

The rest looks fugly and weird

posted on 25 May 2014, 11:09 13

9. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


They were so classic, stylish, and innovative, and still they r.

Nokia knows service, design, quality, and innovation, that's why I love Nokia.

Was Nokia N8 owner and coming back to Nokia Lumia 930 soon....

posted on 25 May 2014, 11:28 12

15. Charlie_boy (Posts: 69; Member since: 04 Jan 2013)


Nokia wasn't afraid to experiment and make mistakes back in the days.. I give them that...

posted on 25 May 2014, 11:36 4

16. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Nokia was great but ironically they entered touch screen phone market very late and with boring options... adding insult to injury, they didnt adopted android

posted on 25 May 2014, 12:43 6

20. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Not adopting Android was not adding insult to injury it was making a smart decision based on the circumstances of that moment. I think they made the right choice going with WP. Everyone is copying WP design language these days Nokia was smart enough to know this would happen.

posted on 25 May 2014, 12:55 9

22. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Yes smart enough and ended up having no smart phone business... thats a really very smart move

posted on 25 May 2014, 15:00 2

28. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


LOL...way to own like a boss.

posted on 25 May 2014, 15:39 4

30. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


That makes little sense. Had Nokia gone with Android they would have died a long time ago, many Android OEM's not named Samsung is struggling to survive. With WP they had financial and other support which they would have lacked had they gone Android.

Its easy to see things the way they appear but its harder to see things the way it really is.

Also Nokia isn't dead in sure I just saw the Nokia Lumia 630 being released this week and much more planned for the future. You are wrong.

posted on 25 May 2014, 16:39 3

33. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao

60% Ex Nokia users are Android, migrated from Symbian S60, and the rest 4% are loyal Nokia users and Wp7 users

posted on 25 May 2014, 18:38

42. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


60% of Android users are on Android I haven't seen any evidence to say so, so provide evidence or shut and even if that was the case that doesn't mean that Nokia didn't make the right choice Nokia was growing when it was acquired the same can't be said for many Android OEM's.

posted on 26 May 2014, 00:38 2

49. sniperdroid (Posts: 146; Member since: 23 May 2013)


If Nokia had gone for Android they had the market and the capability to take control of it early on, but the fact that they wanted to curve their own OS niche led to their downfall.

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 13:45

60. leKoutei (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


I have been using Nokia since 2003 (with my 3310), and i am still a nokia user with the Lumia 800, 820 and the 920 being the lastest i got. I may be part of the so-called "40%" then

posted on 25 May 2014, 12:57 1

23. techperson211 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Nokia=real innovation. Not so called innovator of mobile industry.

posted on 25 May 2014, 16:49 3

36. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Lumia lines are some of the most beautiful hardware with the smartphone industry, matter of fact Nokia hardware changed the industry as in becoming more colorful thanks to Lumia 800/920 etc. Lumia 925 os undoubtedly one of the sexiest smartphones ever Lumia 930 with colorful backplates are sexy. Lumia phones are boss.

posted on 25 May 2014, 20:33 2

46. 8logic (Posts: 148; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


colorful is not hardware...... lol

posted on 26 May 2014, 06:48

50. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Yes agree the L925 is Lumias sexiest phone, which looks way much better than all lumias

posted on 08 May 2015, 09:31

63. UglyFrank (Posts: 1731; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


What about the 6 series? The 6300 was a great phone during its time.

posted on 25 May 2014, 10:15 7

2. Moodi (Posts: 38; Member since: 11 May 2013)


i Love Nokia

posted on 25 May 2014, 10:28 1

6. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I Love Nokia 8series

posted on 25 May 2014, 10:22 7

3. csoulr666 (Posts: 116; Member since: 04 Nov 2013)


Those were the days! Seeing freakishly designed phones all around...............

This shows how far we have come when it comes to design. First we wanted crazy, now we prefer simplistic

posted on 25 May 2014, 11:11 3

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Those phones are real 007. Made for James Bond.

posted on 25 May 2014, 10:22 3

4. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


My favorite lookin nokia feature phone was the 6300. It was also my first phone and i loved it! It was from 2006/7 but had voice command, file manager, 200ppi display, 2mp camera... And it was indistructable as well.

posted on 25 May 2014, 10:28 4

5. aco96 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Symbian 3/Anna/Belle Nokias had best design. X7, N8, E7, C7, E6 :D

posted on 25 May 2014, 11:27 4

14. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


I owned an E7 .. it was a great phone .. it had a perfect keyboard for texting ..

posted on 25 May 2014, 11:42 3

17. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I had C7. OS was bit so and so, but that phone was sexy and well-built. I actually just looked some old photos I took with it and they weren't bad at all. Overall, fantastic phone.

posted on 26 May 2014, 00:04 1

48. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


Yes, the C7 was a great phone too.. I wanted it too.. but ended up with an E7 because of the fantastic keyboard.. unrivaled by anyone and this includes the awful blackberry.. had the best texting experience ever...

posted on 25 May 2014, 10:37 5

7. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 1116; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Does anyone remember the N900? It was a beast, if Nokia had developed Maemo (now known as Meego) it could have been a very good operating system, it had real multitasking in 2009 it was truly a geek's phone.

posted on 25 May 2014, 16:41

34. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Certainly do remember that phone and owning it, and then sold it.

Mine was rooted and overclocked

posted on 08 Jun 2014, 13:49

61. leKoutei (Posts: 9; Member since: 19 Oct 2013)


I DOOO!! I loved that phone, i dreamed of more phones with Maemo, the phone was very well built, superb keyboard, very good OS .....We all know how that ended.
Geek phone? Not sure, my girlfriend grab mine ( she loved it)

posted on 25 May 2014, 11:12 5

11. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i had all of them. i miss the old days when nokia phones ruled the world with their beautiful designs.

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