Finland is mighty proud of its technology and computer industry. Nokia is a large contributor to Finland’s economy.
Did you know that Nokia was first formed in 1865? Today, this international company still has its headquarters in Espoo, right near Helsinki in Finland. Nokia is a telecommunications company with divisions for Information Technology and Systems and Consumer Electronics.
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As big as Nokia is, it was actually at one time the world’s biggest manufacturer of mobile phones and smartphones. It also developed the GSM mobile phone infrastructure and technology, developed 3G, LTE and has made massive developments in 5G in markets around the world.
Growing from a rubber company and TV manufacturer in the 1960s, the company pivoted itself into the leading retailer of mobile phones in the late 1980s to 2010s. This started in the 1980s when Nokia began to invest more heavily in the telecoms industry. It bought up companies, developed new technologies, and paved the way forward for the birth of mobile phones. The first mobile phone was launched in 1987 – the Mobira Cityman 900. This put Nokia on the world’s map with consumers, and it shaped their future business direction.
Nokia wanted to develop consumer mobile phones affordable for the average consumer, so it set about creating and establishing the GSM network and band. It released the Nokia 1011 in 1992 and it immediately became a sensation in Europe and around the world.
At the same time, Nokia also invented the world’s first digital satellite receiver with Common Interface (CI) for digital terrestrial television set-top boxes. This transformed the TV industry and shaped the future of home TV in 1998.
In 1998, Nokia overtook Samsung as the number one manufacturer and retailer of mobile phones in the world, selling its 100 millionth device in December of that year. The success of Nokia was that it focused its mobile phones on the youth market and the fashion-conscious consumers with their Nokia 5110 and Nokia 3210 devices.
Nokia continued to develop its other divisions and it resulted in Nokia launching the first wireless LAN products in 1999.
In 2001, Nokia stunned the world with the first camera phone, the Nokia 7650. On this device, it launched its own operating system known as Symbian OS. At the time, Nokia had 30-percent of the world’s mobile phone market.
Their line of great and popular devices continued in 2006 with the introduction of the Nokia N95, winning the award as the best mobile imaging device. It trialled a streaming device in 2007 with the Nokia 7710 – and this grabbed the attention of tech companies the world over.
Remember that at this time Apple had released its iPhone and iOS systems and Google had entered the mobile phone market with their own OS. These operating systems were developed for touchscreen devices.
Nokia was heavily invested in using their Symbian OS for their phones and was too slow to react to consumer demand for touchscreen mobile phones and smartphones. This lead to the demise of their mobile phone division and put paid to the death of the Symbian OS and technology.
Nokia sold its mobile phone division to Microsoft in 2011.
The company recently brought mobile phones back into the umbrella company, and are once more creating mobile phones licensed as Nokia.