Sunday, April 27, 2014

Nokia: A long and innovative history

Phones from Nokia's glory years

The end of an era came on April 25, 2014 when Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset division. Though our Finnish friends haven't lost their touch in building high-quality smartphones like the Lumia Icon (pictured above), the company has spent the last few years trailing behind its rivals in developed markets.

Yet, as any mobile phone geek can tell you, there was a time when Nokia was thecell phone company that mattered. Starting in the 1990s and until the advent of the iPhone and Android, it produced many of the planet's most successful phones. Join me to relive some of Nokia's biggest hits and craziest leaps of faith. Note that when appropriate, I've included a link to the original CNET review.