Famous Nokia ringtone turns 20 years old
The same can be said for the iconic ringtone from Nokia, which made its debut on a Nokia 2110 handset in 1994. The music itself was written nearly a century earlier. The tone is taken from the Grande Valse, a classical guitar composition written by Francisco Tárrega in 1902.
not heard the familiar musical phrase.
So familiar and friendly is the tone that even when performing musicians are interrupted by it, they cannot help but just join the fray. It is amazing to think what Nokia started with the 2110 handset, a ringtone that would define the brand for a generation and be recognizable just about everywhere. It all started 20 years ago, from a device with 2.5 hours of talk time, a single radio band, 125-entry phone book, and a four-line monochrome LCD.
source: Nokia US (YouTube)