Look Ma, no antenna on the Nokia 3210
The day people started purchasing the Nokia 3210, they noticed a significant decrease in the number of bruises on their bodies. The 3210 was one of the first mobile phones to feature an internal antenna, very different from its predecessors that had a large, awkward and unsightly feeler that jabbed anyone and everyone through their pockets. We can’t say for sure if it did any justice to the reception though.
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Goodbye social life - getting work done with the Nokia 9000 Communicator
We can argue that the Nokia 9000 Communicator was the tool that gave people a glimpse into the mobile future – the evolution of a humble phone into a smartphone. The Communicator was the world's first all-in-one mobile communications tool, which combined a mobile phone, messaging device, access terminal and personal organiser, all within a clamshell that also had a full QWERTY keyboard and large screen area.