In memory of the 19 amazing (and equally weird) Nokia phones

We take a look at how the once juggernaut Nokia (now Microsoft Devices) changed (and shocked) the smartphone industry

The Nokia phones that changed the world (and a few crazy ones that didn't)

In less than a week, Microsoft Devices, formerly known as Nokia, will be joining Mobile World Congress for the very first time.

Emotions run high from the company that once stood proud and tall with innovative smartphone designs and features. On 2 March, however, smartphone enthusiasts might be treated to an all new Lumia device running on the unified Windows 10 platform.

That said, the new range of Lumia devices still have the Nokia design DNA within. Which makes sense for us to re-visit some of the iconic Nokia phones that will tug at your geek heartstring. Or maybe cringe at the abysmal design or absolutely ridiculous features. 

Nokia Cityman (1987)

Nokia Cityman (1987)

Available in “450” and “900” editions (named for the frequencies in MHz they used on the Nordic Mobile Telephony system), the Cityman was Nokia’s first mobile phone and regarded as a sleek, high-end and highly desirable product. How times change. The brick-like handset established the Finnish company as a major telephony player by 1988, helped Nokia secure almost 15 percent of the global mobile phone market.


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