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6 Things About Nokia that you might not have Known!

A little sets of facts about Nokia I have collected from the internet. Here you go!!

  1. The name Nokia comes from the river ‘Nokianvirta’ which flows through the town ‘Nokia’ in the region of Pirkanmaa. Oh you knew? Well, here is more, it started as a pulp mill in 1865.1 11
  2. The Nokia theme tune was originally composed by Francisco Tarrega, an influential Spanish composer and guitarist of the Romantic period. The ringtone “Nokia tune” is actually based on a 19th century guitar work named “Gran Vals” by Spanish musician Francisco Tárrega. The Nokia Tune was originally named “Grande Valse” on Nokia phones but was changed to “Nokia Tune” around 1998 when it became so well known that people referred to it as the “Nokia Tune.”
  3. The first hello! On GSM network was made on a nokia phone. Yep, the world’s first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia phone.
  4. The “Special” tone available to users of Nokia phones when receiving SMS (text messages) is actually Morse code for “SMS”. Similarly, the “Ascending” SMS tone is Morse code for “Connecting People,” Nokia’s slogan. The “Standard” SMS tone is Morse code for “M” (Message).
  5. Nokia’s first handheld mobile phone was the Mobira Talkman, launched in 1984. Its price was approximately €4,560 (in today’s money).Imacon Color Scanner

    Nokia’s first touch screen phone was the Nokia 7710, launched in 2004. no7710_01And, In May 2007, Nokia’s 1100 handset was the best-selling mobile phone of all time and the world’s top-selling consumer electronics product selling more than 250 million handsets.nokia-11006

  6. The Nokia corporate font (typeface) is the AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans font, originally designed by Eric Spiekermann.

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