As Microsoft buys Nokia we can’t help but get nostalgic about our first mobiles. We are huge fans of the current Nokia line-up too so to celebrate this exciting new dawn in the mobile world we are offering 25% off all our Nokia products for the next few days. Enter nokia25 at the checkout to receive 25% off your sub order total from today until the 9th of September (1 use per customer).
Nokia and Microsoft combined have lost out in the mobile market in recent years and the take-over promises to make Microsoft big in the mobile market. Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer told the BBC recently Microsoft has big plans to of transform itself from a company that "was known for software and PCs, to a company that focuses on devices and services".
The rise of a variety of sophisticated smartphones was undoubtedly the downfall of Nokia phones, but without Nokia mobiles would have never been the same. We’ve been reminiscing about our first phones and Nokia’s are fondly firmly imbedded in our early mobile memories. Here are a couple of our favourite Nokia phones.
The Nokia 3210
Released in 1999 the Nokia 3210 sold more than 160 million units and was arguably the most popular phone in history. Compare this to a recent blockbuster phone the HTC One which has sold 5 million units and you can grasp just how huge it was.
- It was the first phone which didn’t have an aerial! Which made us feel as though we were sooo high tech
- It was one of the first phones on which users could send basic picture messages Receiving your first Happy Birthday image via text message was beyond exciting!
- A Ringtone composer let you create your own masterpiece of a ringtone to try and avoid the ringtone that everyone had.. der der der de der.. or by its official title ‘Grande Valse’
- There were three preinstalled games including the iconic snake We admit it at least 4 hours a day for a brief period were intensely spent on this game
The Nokia 2100
This is the phone that people often moved on to after the 3210 and it seemed as though the world of technology was moving sooo fast
20 million of these phones were sold on release in 2003.
- they boasted an incredible (at the time) animated screen saver It was like having a really terrible TV on your phone!
- three colours were available; yellow, green and grey. The choice was overwhelming
- the keys were soft – a luxury after the 3210
- it had a crisp white backlight rather than a green one. A mobile looked more like a computer and was easier to see
What are your memories of Nokia phones? Are you excitied/woried about the future of Nokia and Microsoft phones?
As Microsoft buys Nokia we can’t help but get nostalgic about our first mobiles. We are huge fans of the current Nokia line-up too so to celebrate this exciting new dawn in the mobile world we are offering 25% off all our Nokia products for the next few days. Enter nokia25 at the checkout to rece