Did you know what was the first Nokia phone ever?

Nokia is a name that might soon fade out of existence, and that's kind of sad when you think about it. The company, now part of Microsoft, has been making phones for over 30 years, bringing a number of remarkable models along the way. "Remarkable", however, isn't the first adjective that comes to mind when we look at the Mobira Senator. Still, it was the phone that started it all - the first phone from Nokia, released in 1982.

The Mobira brand name emerged in 1979, after Nokia merged with an electronics company called Salora. Two years later, in 1981, Finland's first cell phone system was launched, and Mobira was hard at work building phones for the new network. This 1st-generation (1G) analog standard was known as NMT-450 and ran on the 450MHz VHF band.

As for the Mobira Senator, it was launched in 1982 and was marketed as a phone for in-car use. Sure, you could carry it around, although its weight of 9.8 kg (22 lb.) made that a challenging task. They didn't have lithium-ion batteries back then, you know. Today, the Mobira Senator is one of the rarest cell phones that have ever existed, which is not surprising given its age.

So, what's your favorite Nokia phone ever? Let us know in the comments!

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25 Comments

1. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Looks like an early version of an iPhone battery case.

2. Abo-bs

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 2014

lol ^_^

20. bendgate unregistered

Lmao.

3. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

"Sure, you could carry it around, although its weight of 9.8 kg (22 lb.) made that a challenging task." Now, their current choice of OS presents a challenging task.   "So, what's your favorite Nokia phone ever? " Everything before the Lumia series.

8. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Nokia N8 is my most favorite Nokia phone.

15. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Hell yeah!

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Hell yea

26. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Nokia 3310,Communicator,X7,N8/9

13. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

And the troll is back! Welcome. How was your vacation?

4. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

So, what's your favorite Nokia phone ever? N97 mini - my first smartphone. It had a bit outdated specs in comparison to android handsets, but it was simply great. It wasn't bigger, than regular phone, yet it had everything that could be imagined. Great sturdy premium metal design, full qwerty keyboard, good 5 mpx camera with dual led flash, stereo speakers, unlocking slider, 8 gb on board + micro SD, offline navigation, and it just worked so well. Actually one and a half year ago, when my android device went dead, I came back to using N97mini, before buing new phone. I was amazed, how using it was more convenient, than android. It was the reason I bought last symbian Nokia 808, that I'm using to this day... The N97mini still serves me as a house mp3 player...

5. FerneyZan

Posts: 114; Member since: Jul 21, 2010

Funny how the earlier version of cell phones look just like old Military phones.. Cool

6. Edward_bly

Posts: 278; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

The title is worded awkwardly.

7. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Nokia 3310 Because it's my first phone and that phone is enough to make my friends envy me, because in that year (2002) very few people who have phone at least in places where I live. Having a phone at the time it's like having a sports car today.

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I completely agree.....I remember those days.

10. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I wonder just how much radiation that thing put out... lol

11. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

nokia 2100

12. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

The N9 , The N8 , The N97 and the 808

14. orielwindow

Posts: 109; Member since: Sep 23, 2010

The Nokia 7380.....to this day I've never used a cooler phone. The lighting effects would make people gasp and EVERYONE wanted to try it. Sigh.... Those were the days of good ol' Nokia.

16. Geek254

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 2014

The Nokia 3310 was my first mobile phone and still my favorite

22. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Surprisingly the Nokia 1100 and 1110 are the best selling mobile devices ever apparently, the 3310 also sold well.

17. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

I think the 1520 marked a peek in design. But I also always thought the Nokia Twist was adorable.

23. platformwars

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

All the Metal Phones Nokia made.. the 8800,8850,8910 etc etc.. they were the best at the time.. probable the Vertus of that generation.. classy and elegant... and not to forget.. the great battery life all of them had..

24. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I had only three Nokias 1100 was my first phone. Xperss music 5800 and Lumia 920. 1100 and Lumia 920 are my favourites.

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

if nokia name is going out of existance then it their own fault... they failed to realise the challenges and failed to understand the potential of android

29. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I'd rather have this bag phone than any iDevice...

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