11 Nokia phones that changed the world (and 9 crazy ones that entertained us along the way)

Nokia N90 (2005)

The N90 was one of three handsets launched by Nokia at the glitzy Nseries intro event back in 2005. This was a massive leap forward at the time: a recognition that phones and computers were finally coalescing.

The other devices launched - the altogether less bonkers N70 and the ludicrously oversized N91 (which had a 4GB hard disk for music storage inside - yep, a mechanical hard disk, spinning platters and all) - pushed boundaries in their own ways, but the N90 was the most overtly 'converged' device, looking as it did like a camcorder with phone buttons grafted on.

It felt like the future, albeit a bit of a clunky, silly future in which phones were going to be far less ergonomic for a bit. But these Nseries devices were the precursors of the multi-purpose smartphones of today, and the N90 can rightly claim to be the grandfather of the 20MP Xperia Z1s and optical zoom-equipped Note 3s that occupy the modern tech landscape.

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