One of the pioneer companies in the world of communication technology, Finland-based Company Nokia has given us innovative and technically- evolving mobile phones over the years. Here we take a look at some of the influential mobile handsets the company has produced.
Notable for being the first mobile phone with an internal antenna, Nokia 8810 was first announced in 1998.
In 2002, Nokia launched the Nokia 3650, which ran the Symbian Series 60. Its distinctive features included an integrated camera in the phone and circular keypad.
Next came Nokia 7600 in 2003. But it couldn’t do well in market as texting or using the menu required both hands.
Nokia then launched the N-Gage phones in 2003, which was more like a handheld game console. It was unable to challenge the rival Nintendo.
Nokia 7260 was launched in 2005 as one of company’s creative designs, which had the unique feature of downloadable polyphonic ringtones.
Released in 2006, Nokia N93 had a 3.2-megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss optics and 3x optical zoom. It was a phone cum video camera.
Then came the Nokia 3250 in 2005 that featured a unique ‘twist’ design that transforms the phone keypad into a camera. It was an offering for the music lovers as the rotating bottom half of the phone housed MP3 controls.
Now no more in use, Nokia 7370 was a 180 degree swivel phone, practically designed for fashion conscious users.
Nokia Lumia 1020, launched in 2013, contains Nokia’s PureView technology, a pixel oversampling (a data binning technique) that reduces the image resolution, thereby enabling higher definition and light sensitivity. This range now consists of half a dozen handsets.
Of late, an updated model of Nokia 3310 was launched in 2017. A modern classic redesigned, this model comes with a battery standby for up to a month.