Did you know: Nokia turns 150 years old today
posted by Victor H. / May 12, 2015, 6:49 AM
Yes, it’s been 150 years since Nokia was set up in 1865 as a wood pulp mill in Finland near the Nokianvirta river. It started off making paper that it sold to Russia, the UK and France. It later evolved to make rubber (you can still see Nokian car tires), and after World War Two Nokia made the most crucial investment in its history by buying Finnish Cable Works.
In the late sixties, three companies joined to form Nokia Group, and started making electronic devices. This set the foundation for the iconic Nokia phones in the 90s, early 2000s, and all the way until this day.
As a tribute to its long and event-rich history, Nokia put up a neat video about the history of the company (you can watch it below). It’s also worth pointing out that Nokia has a contract with Microsoft that forbids it from using its brand on phones until late 2016, but - despite official denials - rumors persist that Nokia might return to the phone business right after that agreement expires. We, for once, can’t wait.
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I miss N70, N90 and others phenomenal N series. Nokia please come back and take your crown back. :(
posted on May 12, 2015, 6:58 AM 7
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Who to blame? The evil mindless Android must take its huge responsibly for burying Nokia. Imagine how wonderful the world is if there is only iOS and Symbian. Apple is the king of iOS and Nokia is the king of Symbian, and you'll get real quality products from both, not cheap plastic copycat that strongly supported by Android.
posted on May 12, 2015, 7:10 AM 8
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Actually, you should blame Android users around the world (including me), cuz we are the ones who made Android became the best OS. Having more OS is great, more OS means competition, more OS means more choices, more OS means more experiences. So, I'm glad that there are many OS around such as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, Blackberry etc. For the death of Symbian, Android is not the one to be blamed. Symbian was already dying before Android took part. Would be nice if Symbian is still here with us. If we follow your logic, then iOS is also the one to be blamed for the death of Symbian then? Come on, troll! If you wanna troll, at least make some sense! The past is already the past. Let's look for the better future, shall we?
posted on May 12, 2015, 7:50 AM 2
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Symbian is still alive and kicking with 35% global marketshare when Elop took over so your theory is flawed. A lot of Symbian users decided to switch to Android including myself after Elop announce that Symbian is dead and he will kill it in the coming months. If you doubt want I say just Google the timeline. Microsoft underestimate the nature of human reaction when they sent Elop over to destroy Nokia. Most Android fans are actually former Nokia fans including myself. I have hated Microsoft for putting a knife behind Nokia's back with the pretends of being business partners. I used to carry two phones, Nokia N flagship and Windows Mobile, now Android phones is good enough for me.
posted on May 12, 2015, 6:29 PM 0
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Symbian and android could not compete, android would force symbian price down. Just imagine cost of making symbian s60v3 smartphone today. 1. Display 240x320 2. Ram 64mb/128mb/256mb 3.processor single core 300/600 mhz 4.internal storage 64mb-256mb 5. Camera 2mp-5mp You can make symbian phone for less than $30
posted on May 12, 2015, 8:19 AM 2
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Who's to blame? Unfortunately Nokia are for their own downfall. They had a chance to move forward with Meamo/Meego and have a truly modern OS, but instead stuck with Symbian and tried to re-purpose an OS clearly designed for a keypad to work on a touch screen. I had an N8 and it was a absolutely fantastic piece of hardware, but the UX was terrible.
posted on May 12, 2015, 11:53 AM 0
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Nokia....the last big European company.
posted on May 12, 2015, 7:03 AM 4
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Hmm, I think a few European oil and car companies might have something to say about that. Total, Shell, BP, VW and Daimler are all up there amongst the biggest companies on the planet. We're pretty big in the pharmaceutical industry too with 2 of the top 3 being European companies. Oh and then there's the financial services sector where 6 of the top 10 companies are also European.
posted on May 12, 2015, 12:05 PM 0
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Nokia just chillin', we been here for 150 years, we still in the game, and our tablet selling like hotcakes.
posted on May 12, 2015, 7:05 AM 4
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i always pray for its return i really miss a bad ass ,good quality nokia android phone
posted on May 12, 2015, 7:22 AM 3
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Cool Nokia and I have the same birthday.
posted on May 12, 2015, 8:31 AM 2
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