Microsoft has merged Nokia in itself and is developing Lumia Windows phones which are running quite well in the market. But still you will find some gaps in communication with the Nokia users and Microsoft ; the requirements for Nokia users that Microsoft still is struggling to keep up the name and fame with Nokia fans. Anyway here are the 11 best Nokia phones that you will love to remember as they are still cherished by one and all.
1. Nokia 5110
Nokia 5110 was a boom in 1998. No other phone was as inviting as Nokia’s 5110. Everything about the phone was large, including the pictorial icons, the buttons and the battery life. A case could also be made for the 5110 being the first phone to be fun. Bright coloured cases could swap out the stock front, and speciality shops sold custom antennas that would light up. The real show-stealer was a simplistic game of snake liked by both kids and adults. It was the perfect and best phone.
2. Nokia 8810
Nokia 8810 phone was also up in 1998 and the phone was encased in chrome, save for a plastic strip needed to let the signal pass. The metal body made the phone difficult to manufacture and caused stock to be limited. The 8810 did not only pave the way for its successors, but for all phones with daring designs. The Nokia 8810 was the first phone to have an internal antenna. Having the antenna in-built taxed the battery life, but between its desirable build and limited construction, Nokia had but few in stock.
3. Nokia N 95
The Nokia N95 came in 2006 and was the most important phones, both in Nokia’s history and in the overall feature phone market. Nokia positioned the phone as the quintessential multimedia device. The N95 was built on a dual-hinge design, which allowed music controls to pop out on-top of the screen. A series of firsts were introduced with the Nokia N95, including a camera supporting 5 megapixels and GPS navigation. The great demand from users made Nokia with the release of the Nokia N95 8GB, a stunning black rendition of the popular feature phone.
4. Nokia 7210
Nokia 7210 was the color handset from Nokia that was released in 2002. Nokia took advantage of the 1.5in, 128×128 resolution screen with an important accessory: an attachable camera. These two traits made the 7210 the best though the phone had not to so good to use keypad.
5. Nokia N 91
The N91 came in 2005 and looked not so attractive. It was because the phone towered over alternatives and the screen also not so shaped in design. It was a stainless steel phone with heavy look and the music controls were built into its slide. There were many software glitches earlier on this phone before it finally came to market. But what made the phone best was its 4GB of internal storage dedicated to music. No other phone offered such generous memory before the N91. Stock was limited and customers vied for a phone that could double as an mp3 player. The N91 proved such a hit that Nokia introduced an 8GB version dressed in black.
6. Nokia N 900
The Nokia’s N900 came into existence in 2009. This 3.5in smartphone had an interesting form factor, with a screen that would slide out, tilt, and subsequently reveal a landscape QWERTY keyboard. Coupled with its linux-based Meamo 5 operating system, the N900 proved to be a solid productivity machine. It was such a best phone that after its use you would simply slide it shut, flip open the rear kickstand and watch a movie. This N series were so popular and favourite for all.
7. Nokia 808 Pure View
The Nokia 808 PureView came in 2012 and it was a largely unspectacular phone. It was big and bulgy at a time when Apple’s iPhone was sleek and slender. The processor was slow and the screen, which although used an AMOLED panel, had a low 360×640 resolution. Worst of all, the 808 PureView ran an updated version of Symbian, which could not compete against Apple’s iOS and the emerging Google Android. The 808 PureView came with a whooping 38 megapixel camera that eliminated the competition on the photo front and thus 808 PureView was the first phone to put Nokia on the map as a master of imaging. This one single feature made this Nokia phone the best of all.
8. Nokia E 71
Released in 2008 Nokia E71 was there when Apple’s iPhone was one year old. BlackBerry was still the hallmark brand for business phones. Then Nokia launched the E71, a metal-clad phone distinguished by a QWERTY keyboard and a thin 1cm profile. No BlackBerry looked as good, and buying an E71 was a lot cheaper. The Nokia E71 was more useful for professionals that worked and needed multimedia. Nokia made it possible to switch between two home screens so that its customers could have one for work, and another for personal use.
9. Nokia 8210
Nokia 8210 was released in 1999 and miniaturised the technology in the 5110 and planted it into the 8210. This was a fully functioning phone that stood 10cm tall and weighed a defying 79 grams which don’t exist nowadays. Specs for the 8210 include a phonebook with enough memory to store 250 numbers, four games, interchangeable covers and 75 hours of standby time.
10, Nokia N 9
The N9 Nokia was released in 2011 which came with a sad story. Though it ran an evolution of the Maemo software found on the N900 called MeeGo for which the Nokia fans had to wait for three years but then it came to be the last smartphone developed by Nokia to run MeeGo. Nokia’s smartphone business was failing and the company had decided to back Windows Phone instead. N9 came with bold design with rounded corners, bright colours and polycarbonate plastic are all traits Nokia’s Windows Phone range inherited from the N9. Smartphones as recent as the Nokia Lumia 735 wears the N9’s design language.
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