The Rise And Fall Of Nokia

Nokia was one of the most popular mobile phone manufacturers in the world. Nokia was so popular that they would release model after model and enjoyed unprecedented sales. Nokia’s initial foray into the mobile phone industry began in the early 90s. The Nokia 1011 was the first phone by Nokia that was intended for commercial availability. The phone featured a monochrome LCD and extendable antenna. It was an expensive device and only a few were able to afford it. At this time Motorola was the best-selling mobile phone brand in the world.
Motorola continued being the best-selling mobile phone brand in the world until 1998 when Nokia overtook them.

The turn of the millennium was a successful time for Nokia. With the demand for mobile phones rising and new innovations, Nokia became highly successful. Nokia was also one of the pioneers in mobile gaming because they preloaded Snake on phones released by them and many consumers enjoyed playing these games.On June 26th 2002 Nokia released the first camera phone.

It was also the first phone with Nokia’s Symbian OS which helped Nokia extend their lifespan by a little more in the smartphone industry. The phone ran on merely 104 MHz CPU and 4 MB RAM. At the time this was one of the most powerful devices. Nokia went out to become the most successful camera phone maker with model after model being released. Nokia Phones were also known for being strong. A drop wouldn’t cause much damage. Even if broken it was very cheap to make these phones. Most smartphones today tend to always break when dropped. An apple iPhone screen repair would be required if an iPhone drops as they are easily susceptible to screen cracks.

Nokia’s Symbian platform found success from the mid to late 2000s with the release of Nokia’s Nseries of phones. The Nseries were high-end multimedia smartphones  that continued until 2011 when it was replaced by Nokia’s Lumia series. At its popularity Nokia released popular Nseries smartphones such as the N93, N70, N73, N82, N95 and N97 were some of the models. All these phones were powered by the Symbian OS and when the competition started heating up; the OS became outdated and was not as user friendly as iOS and Android OS.

The advantage these devices hard as stated above were that they had a strong build and unlike a Galaxy S7 or iphone 6 repair at  iMasters being required for the smallest drops.As sales started falling Nokia partnered with Microsoft to release Windows Phone devices under Nokia’s Lumia series of smartphones. Even with this agreement Nokia started facing huge losses. Windows Phone was not as popular as the competition. Nokia release feature phones under the Asha name in developing countries but this too was not enough to improve Nokia’s financial standing.

In September Nokia announced that Nokia’s mobile phone division was being purchased by Microsoft and the sale was completed in April 2014. Even after the sale none of Nokia’s devices were able to sell enough and Microsoft re-sold the mobile division to FIH Mobile. Currently there are few devices that are being manufactured by the new company. All these devices run on Android. Some are to be released in the near future. Nokia may have lost all its former glory but upcoming years hold the answer to Nokia’s future.