Nokia takes us on an old-tech journey to a colorful finish



Hey did you hear that Microsoft acquired Nokia’s Devices and Services division? It has only been in the tech media pretty much non-stop since it was announced last year. Well the deal closed and in case you forgot, Nokia put together a nifty little video to remind you.  It starts with the legendary Nokia 3310 handset setting off a Rube Goldberg contraption.

The journey is a predicable chain of events taking us through the evolution of technology culminating with a Lumia 920 Windows Phone taking a wagon ride to a sparkle finish reminding us that “everything just became a lot more colorful.”

Of course, the symbolism of using a Rube Goldberg machine is that every piece plays a critical role in order for the whole thing to work. Nokia is reassuring everyone that the whole gang at Microsoft (old and new) is going to make things work together “perfectly.”

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61 Comments

1. kingEngine

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

Is it me or is there a lack of symbian here?

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

No wonder, Microsoft hated and destroyed Symbian

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well said and true +1 And I'm an Ex Nokia8800 Arte Sapphire user

25. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Tell me about it...

26. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Where have you been Posting after long time

49. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Do i know you?? :P

61. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Symbols

23. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

MS should better know that they didn't made 3310 or any other Nokia phone till now. Don't take free credits, it was Nokia. I will not say anything after now whatever ms make. Nokia was, is, and will colorful, MS u didn't make colorful.

31. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"No wonder, Microsoft hated and destroyed Symbian" lol, Microsoft didn't destroy anyone with their offerings! Nokia destroyed themselves with the help of elop.

36. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And the board of members agreed

50. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Agreed to release a OS like Symbian which had so many issues companies like Cisco Walked away from it. You keep telling yourself that MS and Elop killed Symbian when it was Nokia who killed it years before, who knows one day you might actually believe it....oh wait...

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

For the first time, an ugly Microsoft logo at the end of the promo

4. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Elop killed the most wonderful logo "Nokia...Connecting People"

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Which had a open platform know it has a closed restricted OS Connecting people has turned into disconnecting people Nokia is dead Elop killed it and took the king on he's knees

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

We will see that logo soon my friends......soon. I hope suri CEO will bring Nokia in better place than start new and fresh mobile business again. I Want to see N10 powered by Android.

27. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I had the N9 but then sold it

28. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Was N8 user....

44. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Elop killed meego at birth, still have the n9 64gb

8. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Being a Nokia fan, you hate on MS, who is now the parent company of Nokia's devices business. You spoil every Nokia article with your hatred towards MS, being a Nokia fan. Learn to live with it. Lumia is now MS's property. If you are a REAL Nokia fan, accept it and look forward towards a brighter future of Nokia with MS, instead of crying and cribbing.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Majority of Nokia users are Android users cause Symbian was an open Linux kernel platform Know it's a Unix like iOs

56. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Please post this again..please....wish I could thumb this up again... Look at how small WP market share is....its at what 50+ million WP phones now? ..remember once upon a time Nokia was the dominate force in phones. Look at Android's market share......where do you think most of Android's market share came from? Win Mo, Symbian/Nokia, BB fans. Some WP fans just dont seem to get it. Companies dont loose millions upon millions of users to no other platform. Many of the users I mentioned switched to Android and iPhone. With Android market share, user base so large.....it has to include many from those I mentioned. If it didnt...WP market share, user base would be equaling Nokia's/Symbians from years ago by now.

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I think WP user base includes mostly MS, Win Mo, Nokia, BB fans. Divide those 3 or 4 by how many WP devices are out there...and it should tell you where many former users of those platforms are. Android and iPhone. With Android having more users than the iPhone...Android is where most former users are at. I believe Android's mostly include Symbian, Nokia, Win Mo, BB, maybe even Palm/WebOS too. Especially with a former WebOS guy working for Google. Not counting iPhone users coming to Android because the iPhone still has a huge user base.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Microsoft killed Nokia. To add insult to injury, somehow Microsoft doesn't understand that trying to take credit -- any credit at all -- for the history of Nokia is a total marketing backfire.

33. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Lol speaks the nokia fanboy who is pretending to be MS fanboy.

46. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Being a Nokia fan, I vote with my wallet, of what I want Nokia to be. So last year I bought Nokia 808, and plan using it till the end of 2014 - or untill something interesting shows up. I know I'm being minority, neverthelss that doesn't mean my vote doesn't count. Thanks to Elop's policy, I'm left with frozen shop, old maps and dead security certificates. My phone is still usefull thanks to the true Nokia fans - the developers, who despite complete lack of Nokia support, keep their creations up to date. As a true Nokia fan I think I deserve, for my Nokia product - that was released not even 2 years ago - to work. So don't tell me that I'm not a real Nokia fan, because I don't accept Elop's managment. Elop has destroyed what made people wanting to be Nokia fans, and people who accept it (with all respect), don't remember what Nokia used to represent.

51. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

No Elop didnt destroy it Nokia did, long before. Did you know when Elop joined, not a single working Meego Phone was ready to be presented towards him. That nokia's Symbian dealing and OS cycles were horrid, taken from Symbians teams own mouth. What ELOP did was release Nokia from the financial binds of keeping up with iOS and Droid. How many apps did symbian have from the store that competed with iOS and Droid by 2010? Talk about open all you want. If you want open, download dev preview and now you can install non-store apps. There.

55. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Funny reading this...when many, many so called Nokia fans get bent out of shape with the mere thought of Nokia going in with Android..... and ppl suggesting it. When that could be seen as a Plan B if WP doesnt work out....or simply part of the original plan....do both. Makes me wonder if its really WP fans and not Nokia fans...because a Nokia fan should want their company to survive, even if that meant doing Android too.

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

No problem my friend. We can edit and put Nokia - Connecting People.

5. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Waitting for the next evolution of Nokia phones... Blah blah Nokia is dead? No it is not. I don't sit here and complain about WebOS, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian... Operating systems that don't get with the program are DISCONTINUED. YOU, a single spec, may have liked it - but considering you do not purchase billions of units of __________(name device/OS here) then your say means ZERO. If anything Nokia fans should thank Microsoft for purchasing a sinking ship... Elop or no Elop. Trojan horse or Spartan warrior... go up and down, you cannot change a thing. The devices division, including some of the staff that have been there is intact. The history and tradition is now engulfed and infused with that of MSFT's. Think of it as a rebirth. It's quite awesome really. The partnership sparked a great line of phones, and now that it is a single entity - coordination can only be better, products and teams more in tune. I EXPECT A LOT BETTER, from what was already a great Lumia line! (this is not meant to say that Nokia/MSFT/Lumia/Windows Phone is better or worse than Android/iOS/etc...)

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Over the next few years, every Finn who wants a better world, one that is not poisoned by the Microsoft monoculture, will leave Microsoft Mobile. The heart and soul of Nokia is something Microsoft cannot buy with their dirty money.

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