Among the selected companies without which the mention of mobile phones is incomplete, Nokia is the main one. This Finnish company was started in the year 1865. Be it technology or design, Nokia’s flag has been flying high for years. The company gave many such benchmark phones, whose glimpse is still alive in the minds of the people. There was a time when these phones of the company were considered a ‘status symbol’ due to their design. Today let’s remember 5 such unique phones of Nokia, whose technology and design have become ‘outdated’ today. What seemed unique to us may be ‘sucks’ to you, but these phones were really out of the box…
The Nokia N-Gage was the world’s first mobile phone with a portable gaming console design. The phone was launched in October 2003. It worked on the Symbian operating system. One of the ways the phone failed was because it was said to be a comfortable phone for gaming but it failed to respond that well to the user. The earpiece and mic in the phone were given on the side, not above or below.
Nokia 9210 Communicator
Talking about the Nokia 9210 Communicator, it was the third generation handset of the Communicator series. It was launched in the year 2000. This upgraded version of Nokia 9110 Communicator featured color display, Symbian OS and ARM processor. During that time it was one of the few mobile phones through which it is possible to send fax. It also had the feature of speakerphone, which rarely used to come in phones during that time. Also, it was also the first phone of the company, in which the storage could be increased using a memory card.
The Nokia 8110 mobile phone was first launched in the year 1996. It was the company’s first phone with a ‘slider’ design. Along with this, a cover was also given on the keypad. In this, the call was automatically connected when the cover was lowered. Monochrome graphic LCD was used for the first time in the phone. This phone later also became known as ‘Banana Phone’. The reason for the popularity of this handset is that Nokia brand maker HMD Global has recently launched it with 4G VoLTE feature.
Talking about Nokia 7600, its unique design was very much discussed. Some appreciated it while some termed it funny. The phone was launched in the year 2003. It had a 2 inch display. In this, half the keys were given on the left and the rest on the right. The phone featured polyphonic ringtones, downloadable Java games, and an 850 mAh battery.
Talking about Nokia 7280, the body of this phone looked like a pencil box. VGA camera was given in it. When the screen of this phone was off, users used it as a mirror. Fortune magazine called it the best product of the year 2004.
… So these were the Nokia phones that are hard to forget. These phones are a throwback to the era when color displays, cameras and polyphonic ringtones were considered huge features in phones.