Nokia fans and mobile phone users will find some of these stuff new and interesting!

Nokia (Finish pronunciation) is a town on the banks of the Nokianvirta River with 31000 population. Fredrik Idestam, a mining engineer, founded Nokia in 1865 in this town.

Nokia created first electronic device in 1962, a pulse analyser designed for use in nuclear power plants.

In 1987, Nokia introduced one of the world’s first hand-held phones, the Mobira Cityman 900 for NMT-900 networks.

The world’s first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia phone.

Nokia released first touch screen mobile phone in 2004, Nokia 7710 was a huge success.

In 2007, Nokia announced that its Nokia 1100 mobile phone (launched in 2003) was best selling mobile phone of all times. Over 200 million Nokia 1100 were sold.

Nokia 1100 – What a Jerk!

Nokia released N82 in 2007, its first N-series phone with Xenon Flash.

In 2008, Nokia released E71. First QWERTY keyboard device to compete against Blakberry.

According to a Japanese ancestral superstition, the number 4 is considered unlucky in most parts of Southeast/East Asia. It doesn’t appear in any Nokia model either.

Nokia is sometimes called ‘aikon’ (Nokia backwards) by non-Nokia mobile phone users and by mobile software developers, because “aikon” is used in various SDK software packages, including Nokia’s own Symbian S60 SDK.

The ringtone Nokia Tune, Gran Vals, is the work of Spanish guitarist of the 19th century, Francisco Tarrega. Originally the ringtone was called Grande Valse.

Nokia has its own font known as AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans, which was invented by Eric Shpikermannom. The font was used in advertising and in the instructions for the phones before.

Nokia mobiles are sold in 150 countries and the company has employees in 120 countries.

Nokia marked their one billionth mobile phones sales with a Nokia 1100 sold in Nigeria.

Nokia is at number 8 in BusinessWeek’s best global brand of 2010 (first non-US company).

These are some of the interesting facts about Nokia, let use know if you have any other facts to share related to Nokia.

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