interesting read. thx!
Pulled these from a website - thought i would share:
* Unlike other modern day handsets, Nokia phones do not automatically start the call timer when the call is connected, but start it when the call is initiated. (Except for Series 60 based handsets like the Nokia 6600)
* The name of the town of Nokia originated from the river which flowed through the town. The river itself, Nokianvirta, was named after the old Finnish word originally meaning sable, later pine marten. A species of this small, black-furred predatory animal was once found in the region, but it is now extinct.
* The native Finnish pronunciation of Nokia is [Ëno.ki.É], i.e. stress on the first syllable and all vowels short. English (U.S.) speakers often pronounce the name as [ËnoÊ.ki.É] or [noÊËkiË.É] (putting the stress on the middle syllable).
* The Special tone available to users of Nokia phones when receiving SMS (text messages) is actually Morse code for SMS. Similarly, the Ascending SMS tone is Morse code for Connecting People, Nokias slogan. The Standard SMS tone is Morse code for M (Message).
* The ringtone Nokia tune is actually based on a 19th century guitar work named Gran Vals by Spanish musician Francisco TÃ¡rrega. The Nokia Tune was originally named Grande Valse on Nokia phones but was changed to Nokia Tune around 1998 when it became so well known that people referred to it as the Nokia Tune.
* 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 Nokias own Symbian S60 SDK.
* Nokia sponsored several pan-European Alternate Reality Games from 1999 to 2005, under the name Nokia Game. These were used to promote their latest phones, as well as introducing the ARG format to Europe.
* Nokia was listed as the 20th most admirable company worldwide in Fortunes list of 2006 (1st in network communications, 4th non-US company).
* Nokia is currently the worlds largest digital camera manufacturer, as the sales of its camera-equipped mobile phones have exceeded those of any conventional camera manufacturer.
* In the mobile phone market, Nokia is in direct competition with Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung Electronics, LG, Philips, Kyocera, SAGEM, among others.
* The Nokia corporate font (typeface) is the AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans font, originally designed by Eric Spiekermann. Previously in advertising and in its mobile phone Users Guides Nokia mostly used the Agfa Rotis Sans font.
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* Unlike other modern day handsets, Nokia phones do not automatically start the call timer when the call is connected, but start it when the call is initiated.
I like this. Because carriers bill calls from when the call is initiated not when it is connected. It gives a more accurate count. At least that's how it work with Verizon Wireless.
Very Good Read Tom S ... Makes You Say Hmmm Thats Y
Yeah that was very interesting read. Thanks
Here are more Interesting Nokia Facts / "Did you know?"
- Since Mobira Senator car phone introduction in 1982 to the Nokia 2652 introduction today, Nokia has introduced around 400 phone models to all major analogue and digital standards.
- Nokia's first iconic product, the Nokia 2100 series that was introduced in 1994, sold nearly 20 million units in its time.
- The world's best-selling phone, the Nokia 3310 / 3330 sold 126 million units from its launch in 2000 until its "retirement" earlier this year. For comparison, the combined total of all Nokia phones sold between 1991 and 1998 is 100 million.
- If all the Nokia 3310/3330 phones sold were laid end-to-end, the line would stretch from Helsinki, Finland to Santiago, Chile - over 13,500 kilometers.
- In 1991 Nokia sold 800 000 phones. In 2004, it manufactured 207.7 million phones, which equals 6.5 phones per second.
- Nokia consumes 100 billion components on annual level. On average, one phone includes up to 400 components.
i use my cellphones too much, my brains are fried...
i had a 3310, i agree so many people had it, its kinda like the razr of the world back then
The first post is from wikipedia
Actually it's the Nokia 1100, that is the most sold mobile. It has passed 200 mio. units shipped since it's launch.
Last edited by mtc2300; 06-02-2007 at 02:57 AM.
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That's very interesting. I would like to know what was Nokia's first phone? Was it a brick style phone and what was the model number? Thxs
Cool random facts to break awkward silences haha.
ya its interesting and cool.keep it up
cool facts, & its more like the 3310 made nokia & not vice versa, ha ha!