Nokia‘s heydays: Surpassed by Apple, Samsung and facing tough competition from other rivals, Nokia has lost its crown and the charm is also fading. The Finnish mobile phone giant is fast losing its market share. But there was a time when Nokia ruled over the mobile phone market and that too for a long time. Now that the company is trying to revive its lost glory we take a look at some Nokia phones that set and shattered sales records.
Nokia E71: The smartphone was released in 2008 and has a QWERTY keyboard, targeting business users. The phone has managed to attract many users, and the company has sold over 15 million units.
Nokia 5800 music express: Introduced in January 2008, the company is said to have sold over 15 million handsets. The phone was introduced as a part of the XpressMusic series of phones, which emphasised music and multimedia playback.
Nokia 6300: The 6300 was a more style driven replacement for the Nokia 6030. Introduced in 2006, around 35 million such devices were sold by the company.
Nokia N97 mini: It was a touch screen mobile phone in the N-series of smartphones by Nokia, with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The phone was released in June 2009, and in September 2009 it was reported that around 2 million N97 handsets had been sold in three months. The phone lured scores of users.
Nokia N72: The phone was introduced in May 2006 and was effectively a re-branded Nokia N70. As an N-series phone, its features were pretty limited. The company sold around 45 million units.
Nokia N-Gage: The N-Gage was a mobile telephone and handheld game system by Nokia. It was actually designed to lure gamers. Released in October 2003, the company sold around 3 million N-Gage handsets. Later, the N-Gage QD replaced the original N-Gage in 2004.
Nokia 5200: This handset was very similar in appearance to the Nokia 5300, but there were some differences. Collectively (both Nokia 5200 and 5300), the company sold around 30 million units.
Nokia 5610: The Nokia 5610 was released as an XpressMusic phone in the fourth quarter of 2008. The company managed to sell around 15 million handsets.
Nokia 1600: Released in 2006, the Nokia 1600 was a part of Nokia’s Ultrabasic series of mobile phones. The phone was originally released specifically to be used by customers in developing countries. Nokia sold approximately 130 million of 16xx series, which included Nokia 1600/1650/1661.
Nokia 6600: The phone was launched in 2003, and around 2 million handsets were sold worldwide. At the time of release, this phone was the most advanced product ever launched by Nokia. In the year 2007, Nokia stopped production of the 6600 handsets.
Nokia 3310: Released in the fourth quarter of 2000, it replaced the then popular Nokia 3210. This phone sold quite well, and became one of the most successful phones with approximately 136 million units sold.
Nokia 1100: Around 250 million units of this phone have been sold since its launch in late 2003, making it the world’s best selling mobile phone. This low-end mobile phone was once the best selling consumer electronics device in the world. The model has been discontinued by the company.
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