Did you know: Nokia turns 150 years old today

Did you know: Nokia turns 150 years old today
Nokia might have sold its phone division to Microsoft, but the company retains its networking and mapping business, and it’s still in business after… 150 years.

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.



source: Nokia

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33 Comments

1. cmpunk

Posts: 88; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I miss N70, N90 and others phenomenal N series. Nokia please come back and take your crown back. :(

5. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

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.

7. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I blame balmer the bully along with it's minion elop the flop

23. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

You blame someone who didn't arrive at the company until after it had all gone wrong for them? Weird.

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

25 posts of pure retardtadion, congratulations!

9. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

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?

32. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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.

10. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

You insulted all Khmer people by posting retarded comments. Stop using our nation to express yourself how stupid you are.

11. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

If you feel offended, click the report button!!!

12. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

He is not from Cambodia, nor from America. He's from Malaysia. He has few accounts, the recent ones are HugoBarraCyanogenmod, AmericanPatriot and CambodianPatriot. Believe it or not, it's up to you.

18. Pinocchio

Posts: 141; Member since: Apr 14, 2015

I would feel relaxed if he's not from Cambodia. Why do you know he's from Malaysia by the way?

28. TypicalGeek

Posts: 213; Member since: Feb 19, 2015

Yeah...That's pretty effed up to impersonate as someone he isn't. It's an insult to Cambodians people to have this impersonator poses as one of us. Nokia was great, but it's dying, deal wit it.

21. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

All persons here have freedom to post his opinion, I have mine too. You're not forbidding me in any way. Talking about insult? Hun Sen is the one who ruins us.

14. gaming64 unregistered

Apple is the only one using iOS and Symbian already long gone. You have to shut the heck up.

17. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Everyone unite and report that guy! For the greater good

15. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

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

22. waddup121 unregistered

Nokia: Connecting people since the creation

24. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

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.

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Not with Elop at the Nokia's helm. But all this are history now.

2. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Nokia....the last big European company.

25. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

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.

3. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

Nokia just chillin', we been here for 150 years, we still in the game, and our tablet selling like hotcakes.

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

But not in Europe....

6. aminalipour

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 22, 2015

i always pray for its return i really miss a bad ass ,good quality nokia android phone

26. DarkStar286

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

It's hard to miss something that's never existed....

13. gaming64 unregistered

Praise thee to the mobile legend! You have gone a long way. One day, you will rise again!

16. bradley8795

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

Cool Nokia and I have the same birthday.

19. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Happy B'day... You turned 150??? :P BTW, Happy B'day Nokia, you are one of the most beloved company of all time.

20. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Happy Birthday :)

27. Awaragardiyan unregistered

ditching maemo 5 was a big mistake and using resistive displays made the symbian touch experience crap.

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