We would't have iPhone, Samsung, HTC or any other mobile company if it wasn't for the Nokia! Good job Nokia! We salute you.
Most companies that rise that fast - will fall at a similar rate. That is, the telecomms division grew very rapidly and was likely to fall that way too.
You can see other old companies rise slowly and fall slowly (IBM) and the other kind. That's business!
Once upon a time Philips was the leader in electrical appliances. Despite several companies coming up, Philips appliances still have a good demand now. We hope that the recent acquisition of Alcatel by Nokia may bring back the Nokia mobiles.
Nokia was on seriously considering releasing Android devices but Elop insured that it would never happen. He sabotaged Nokia to the point the Microsoft could acquire them on the cheap. The bad part is even Microsoft couldn't get the windows phones to work.
Thank you GSMA for the great article.
Truly humble beginnings for Nokia
but as the article mentioned, Nokia was a snail to move on to bigger things; very good, capable, touch screen phones, for one.
None the less; I have the Nokia Lumia 925.
I only tried WP OS since i'm already tired of the closed ecosystem that is iOS in iPhones and (lag after a couple months) in Android.
So far, loving the durability and design of the Lumia 925 and the buttery smooth, lag free, Windows Phone OS.
Cant wait for Windows 10 on mobile.
==Nelson, from Belize.
cliff, 17 Aug 2015Proud Nokia(E63) user here since 2010, still Up and Running, Never replaced the battery(3days-... moreThat was more like a calculator than a phone the ugliest designs by any company till date.
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Nokia N-gage QD
Microsoft lumia 532
I still love nokia phone, more durable. Hope you can get success again. Thanks Nokia for all the technology you offered us. Thanks
Best looking phone I ever had was the Nokia 6500 slide (in brushed steel), gorgeous!
Like many, many people, I used to say "NOKIA IS NOKIA..." hope they rise again from ashes... believe if they bet on Android they would be in the top...
nokia sucks so bad. S40 lineup was gross. They finally added brightness control option in S40 in 2013 *_* symbian is rubbish - useless junk. UI is horrible no improvement even in the anna/belle. what do you expect?? It was necessary to point out that nokia was wrong and it happened. and they will never rise again. today's competition is more dangerous than ever before - 2010 was an easy year!!! RIP Nokia and never come back, you're not welcomed.
Still using a N86, with light use (only whatsapp actually) lasts almost a week.
The signal is way better than many top samsung around, my father's S4 first.
Nokia Xpress Music my dream phone that I never had that time. Im using the Nokia 6300 phone till now.
Proud Nokia(E63) user here since 2010, still Up and Running, Never replaced the battery(3days-light to moderate use). Still works as if its new. The only problem that i've got is software/app support. i just hope they'll come back soon with a monster(revenge) phone.
wow! thank u GSMarena, that was a really good. i enjoyed a lot reading it. keep the good work.