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Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives

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Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives
Today’s mobile technology is an intricate part of many our lives. Sometimes when we look back, it is hard to image how we ever got along without it, but we did. Nokia published a series of photos on its Facebook page today comparing the then and now for several common tasks and activities.


Maps:

Remember when you had to actually know where you were going? GPS assistance in our pockets has made it easier than ever to explore new places and rediscover familiar favorites.

Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives



Video Games:

We’ve come a long way from the cumbersome gaming consoles of the past. Many of today’s phones house libraries of games with stunning visuals, immersive sound, and compelling gameplay.

Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives



Email:

From pen and paper to email only on computers, in a short amount of time our phones have evolved to keep us connected to whomever we want, whenever we want.

Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives



TV and Movies:

Color TV was introduced in the U.S. in 1953 and it wasn’t until 1972 that all programming was broadcast in color. If you would of said then, after just making the big switch to all colorcasts, that only 40 years later people would be watching TV and movies with brilliant color, clarity, and definition on devices that fit in their pocket, well, we’re pretty sure that would of been a tough sell.

Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives



Music:

The days of mix tapes recorded from the radio are almost completely extinct, and fumbling with CDs in the car is beginning to head out as well. Mobile technology has made it common place to carry 100s or 1000s of songs with you everywhere you go and be able to quickly play that content on headphones, home speakers, or in your car.

Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives



Design:

The trend is evident: Bigger screen, less body.

Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives



Functionality:

Notepads, pens, desk phones, paperclips, CDs, rolodex cards, post-it notes, and pocket calendars? Our desks have never looked so good. Not only is most of the clutter gone, everything you need is with you all the time and easily synced between all your devices.

Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives


source: Nokia

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posted on 18 Mar 2012, 12:21 8

1. smartphone (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


whatever device people are using now this post will remind most of them their early love for nokia.mine was 3315

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 12:30 8

2. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


How I used to love my sexy 7610.... I think I had used that phone more than my current GS2.... Memories....

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 12:35 7

3. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


My main phone was a Nokia 6610 for 8 years on TMo then I upgraded to an HTC HD2. Now I'm just waiting for a new Nokia WP phone at least 4 or 4.3in on TMo then I'll be back home to the best phones made. Though I luv my HD2 - I'd still prefer a Nokia device.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 01:43

30. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Hello whodaboss you can always buy a unlocked lumia 900 and use it on tmobile's network

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 12:36 6

4. bbblader (Posts: 579; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


the best pic is the one above the nokia maps one

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 12:57 5

5. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


I personally think the defining moment for nokia was the n95 and since then they have gone from strength to strength

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 13:18 4

7. ilia1986 (unregistered)


N95 was the peak. After that it all started to go horribly horribly wrong.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 03:03 2

19. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Like my n97 . The reason I bought I over the iPhone 3GS is that I thought that it still have soul of the n95 that I always wanted + I also think that the n97 is a improved version of the n95 . Turn out that it wasn't and its more related to the Nokia 5800 ! What about the n96 ? It sucks too ?

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 13:06 12

6. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)


you just had to squeeze the iphone in somewhere, didn't you, iphonearena.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 03:04

21. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Not happy go to another site .

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 13:31 4

8. xmusicianguy (Posts: 96; Member since: 13 Jul 2011)


I want that Ghetto Blaster Boombox!

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 03:03

20. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


No way music in a smartphone can beat that ! Except maybe HTC surround

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 13:32 7

9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1084; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


My first Cell phone was a Nokia and it was great I am debating on buying a AT & T
Nokia 900 or buying a Nokia Apollo Class Windows phone 8 smart phone. the Nokia 900 is so good it's Kinda hard to wait for the more Powerful Apollo class Windows 8 smart phones. What's a guy to do?

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 17:29 2

14. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)


I hear you on that one. I'm glad TMo is making it easy for me at this moment. There's no dilemma for the time being, since it doesn't seem like TMo will be releasing a 900 anytime soon. I'm just hoping in the fall they will release an Apollo device that's at least the size of the 900. I'm also hoping they'll have a tablet ready to be released by then too.

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 14:01 6

10. ffaarrooqq (Posts: 64; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Missing my Nokia 3310.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 09:22 3

26. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yet Nokia 3310 is missing in phonearena's database! I can't add it to my previous phones list :(

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 15:03 8

11. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Ah memories... Had a Nokia 3310 with blue light instead of green..
Anybody remember those great games?
- Snake
- Space Impact
- Bounce
They were great mobile games at that time!

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 17:09 2

12. matrix_neo (Posts: 314; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


My first phone was nokia 5610 then i switch to 3310 then "upgraded" to 3315. Im miss composing ringtones in my nokia phones. Sad to say but i love now samsung phones especially my galaxy tab 7.7 :-). If i will buy windows phone, i will prefer nokia.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 03:05

22. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Not Samsung or HTC ? Why ? It's not like I hate Nokia but I wanna know

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 19:53 1

28. matrix_neo (Posts: 314; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Nokia has the best hardwares in phone and windows phone os really compliment it. Nokia has its own applications like nokia maps and nokia drive which other manufacturers doesnt have, its an advantage for nokia. Samsung and HTC good for Android only. : p

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 01:38

29. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


After played with the lumia 800 instantly i love it ! But after playing with the Titan I found that it is that snappy too just you don't get the amoled screen and nokia apps but you do get a larger display

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 17:14 1

13. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


My first phone was a Nokia 3310 with VIBRATION and SNAKE 2 and the spaceship game. I got to the PUK code screen and thought I broke it lol.

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 17:50 3

15. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


indestructible nokia!

posted on 18 Mar 2012, 19:09 3

16. sheepygalaxy (Posts: 68; Member since: 10 Mar 2012)


how the hell did nokia go down hill from the n95 plz explain just because they didn't rush loads of handsets out every couple of mths.The n8 was and at this moment the best camera phone out (until 808>) the lumia 800 is doing what htc wishes it could do with window7.

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 01:29 1

17. azri05 (unregistered)


The skill of navigating using the map is disappearing fast.. Pretty sad. My kid never be able to learn it

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 01:53 1

18. webOSlove (unregistered)


My first phone was a Nokia phone :) What's wrong with having an old phone ? My current main phone is a Palm Pixi Plus (which I love so much) . I wish Windows Phone the best because it needs marketshare . Well I love webOS Much more , but I'm open minded about other OSes . ( NOT A fan of the iPhone . . . AT ALL)

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 03:06

23. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Really ? Not even a little ?

posted on 21 Mar 2012, 23:26

32. webOSlove (unregistered)


Nope not even a little . Apple just imitates ideas from other OSes , throws a little glitter on it , & calls it theirs . Then they go out of their way to patent it , & take out anyone who " violates " it . Screw Apple :) I'm in love with HP/Palm

posted on 22 Mar 2012, 09:30

33. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


honestly i like webOS too . They are way better than symbian on my Nokia n97 . Problem is there isnt much choice on the hardware and apps . + they wasnt for sale in Malaysia here .

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 03:29

24. Bluedroid (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Sep 2011)


My first phone was a Nokia 5610 Express Music , a very cool slider phone back then, I was a devoted Nokia fan till Nokia cheated and went with Microsoft, tried Nokia Lumina 800 and it's sucks bigtime and it's nothing compared to good old Symbian...

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 03:59

25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1826; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


Hey the top nokia/iphone quote "breaks the screen/breaks the floor " was mine they stole it don't know how they read minds wao

posted on 19 Mar 2012, 19:40

27. scwebewcs (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


My first phone was a Nokia 3210 ( used it for 3 years ), then shifted to Motorola Timeport ( used for 1 year ), switched to Motorola SLVR L7 ( which by the way I used for 4 years then lost it ), next was LG Cookie KM555e ( used for 1 year ), and now I'm currently using a Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Clearly most of us started first with nokia phones.

posted on 20 Mar 2012, 23:54

31. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


still using n-95 to this day and still love it!!may not be as fast as other phones today but still does everything they do as well

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