The rise and demise of Nokia infographic

The rise and demise of Nokia infographic
Nokia's new CEO Rajeev Suri recently mapped out the future of the Finnish telecommunications giant after its phone business got acquired by Microsoft, and, sadly, Nokia doesn't plan on making phones anymore. "We are not looking to a direct consumer return to handsets per se," were his actual words. Still, there is a silver lining, and it is that there is an extremely high interest in licensing the brand, he added, so at some point in the longer term the Nokia name "will return to the consumer world," which has already materialized with the sold-out Nokia N1 tablet.

As for the other aspects of the company, the CEO mentioned that it won't have its HERE brand of navigation software compete directly with Google Maps, but instead rely on third-party licensees. We'd say that with the release of the beta app for Android and iOS this ship had sailed, as the app offers options lacking in Google Maps, like offline navigation. In any case, Nokia once was synonymous with the mobile industry, and has churned out many a fantastic phone over the years, up until Apple disrupted the business with the first mass-appeal smartphone. Check out the infographic below, showcasing the rise and demise of Nokia that was.



1. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

Simple, Before Elop(BE) and After Death(AD)

24. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Omg so true.

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

I used to have all communicator phones, but now nokia is a dead horse. They fcked up big time. Had they reacted sooner, they could be today right next to apple. Now they're just a dead horse. Sammy is the nokia.

8. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

Had they reacted sooner and had they not chosen Elop.

3. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Well, no smartphone manufacturer can dominate forever. It was time for them to fall and they did. Sammy is at the top now and will continue to be for the years to come until they topple down like Nokia.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

iPhone is a legend and will never go down.....


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

iphone is not a legend yet!

30. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

copy and paste legend, like samsung

4. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Nokia has only one person to thank, and thats the conniving slithering snake Elop. He buried them so deep, they had no choice, but I believe they will rise above in time to come.

6. Aliagha

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Nokia made good java phones but now even sammy makes better windows phones than nokia and dont even think about nokia's succes in android Maybe next time nokia , maybe next time

10. trnz007

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

samsung making better wp phones. I hope u r not serious.

14. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i think he is just joking....!!!

16. Aliagha

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Plz compare galaxy ativ SE vs a lumia phone then you will catch my word


Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

He is serious, and he's correct. The top WP in customer satisfaction this year was made by Samsung. Look at the lot of you sneering at Samsung. It would be funny if not so absolutely pathetic.

17. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Do the samsungs even have WP8.1 yet?

20. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Ativ S & Ativ S Neo have official 8.1 with Samsung firmware. The SE is stuck at "Verizon approval".

9. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

The question now is Samsung next?

27. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Not at all. Never. We probably won't be alive to see Samsung fall. And that's real.

29. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Why would you want any established phone maker to fall? More competition eventually means better products for everyone. I want better products from Apple, Samsung, LG, Moto, HTC, Sony, hell I'll even let the Chinese in if they have something new to offer the market.

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I believe they will return to making smartphones and runs Android of course, but it's not the time yet. Maybe the CEO will change his mind next year since Nokia can make smartphones again. Just look at the huge demand of the Nokia N1, it's Nokia's biggest chance to return to the smartphone game. Long live the mobile king, long live the legendary Nokia.

23. Aliagha

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Thats acctually a good point

12. m4m1k

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

I still don't get why did they ditch maemo and meeGo. Nokia N9 was the most beautiful phone ever made.

13. Pharlap

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Yes, nokia made a mistake, Windows phone is a wrong move. They made Nokia 9 best phone, not only hardware but also software (Meego/Maemo N900). People with Android phone now still install apk feature of meego icons, but can not be 100% beauty as in N9 deep black background with "floating" Meego icons , and 64Gb storage in 2007. Nokia made some "crazy perfect, one is nokia with 43 megapixels, and most beautiful and stable phone ever : N9

15. Pharlap

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

A bit side track, but we can see Samsung now making a same mistake. Our time is practical and business, but Samsung follow the wrong iPhone un-removable battery trend. Who care about metal look or cheap-look plastic back (But, who said Samsung S5 has "cheap-look" back ?). I rather to have a Phone with a spare battery in pocket than a phone with a hanging big fat heavy Power bank with USB wire tangling (and wait for charging). For Galaxy S4 or S5, you just peel off the "cheap-look" plastic back and replace with spare battery and business going-on again. Quick, Practical and Light. When people comments about "cheap-look" of Samsung, I thought they are iFan people who want to kill Samsung (like they did kill Nokia before). Who care about those comments, iPhone should follow up and make "cheap-look" peel off plastic back, like they copy larger screen. Apple dead (rotten slowly), run-out of innovative capabilities, let them died. Why Samsung now has to follow metal hardback impratical idea . The invent of "Power Bank" is the bad fix of iPhone unremovable battery hardback. Please, Samsung, don't follow the dead track of Nokia.

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

F*** rajeev suri... I will love to see nokia back. But I hate how nokia ripped off their customers by completely abandonning symbian (pathetic)

22. vvikkram

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Reason behind world's called Nokia true legend because when it leading a industry it have its own solid hardware and a decent software.that Samsung could never is mostly famous for cheap phones with hi specification.thats why xioami lenovo huwai is easily giving a threat to has a big reson why they lose market its only bcz or android. But if Samsung lose they have only one reason that is cheap and bad build quality have 14 years of leadership record in mobile phone industry. Which any other company dont have not apple not Samsung

25. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

Nokia made 1 mistake, and that was not seeing the potential of Android. If Nokia would make a Lumia 920/925/930/1020 with android, then I would go back to Nokia in an instant.

26. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

What's really disgusting about the fall of Nokia is that it was all about money. Before Elop and (I don't care what anyone says) windows phone, they had a company full of people who LOVED the company. They loved making innovative, colorful, and fascinating hardware, and software. Then Elop comes bringing WP7 and their most devoted employees jumped ship because they knew he was sabotaging what made Nokia Nokia. It's sickening. People were saying "maybe this is a good decision, they made the right choice, they shouldn't have picked android". Android would have SAVED Nokia. Stop fooling yourselves thinking that it wouldn't have.

36. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

God forbid, true story. Wait for the paid M$ shills to get here, they'll try to debunk it all. I'm sure that there will be an episode of a certain show on the History Channel in the near future with a certain Greek guy with wild-ass hair questioning if Elop is even from this planet. Anyone with common sense knows the truth...the assbag is an ALIEN!

28. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Nokia were so Stupid letting Mr Elop step in,o.k Nokia were Struggling and needed some Investment and Microsoft were Struggling thinking there name was a Popular as Apple,and needed a Big Struggling company which they could overtake and boost there name,When Mr Elop stepped in at Nokia people knew Straight away this was something to do with Microsoft,Then when Mr Elop announce "Symbian is Dead" people knew Nokia were on a Struggling path which they Still are now on with Windows,as Symbian was so easy to use like Android is.Hope now after Nokia first Android tablet they join the android phone market

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