Nokia 1100, the best-selling mobile phone story of all time

THE Nokia, which dominated the mobile phone market for many years, began its operations in another branch. The manufacture of tires, boots and cables, however, had mobile phones where this Finnish giant, founded in 1865, lost its brand.

Today we will remember the story of Nokia’s mobile phone, the most sold style of all time. story Nokia 1100.

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It took a long time for Nokia to change the course of its business and get into mobile design. However, involvement in telecommunications has existed since the 1960s, when the company began broadcasting radio broadcasts.

Nokia logo in 1865

The company’s first phone arrived in 1981, at a time when mobile networks were still the first generation (1G). The first example, called Football Senatorit was one of the phones made for use on the car (some people also used it on boats). The “little monster” weighed 9.8 kg.

However, Nokia’s first model with the same mobile phone appearance that we are accustomed to incorporating appeared only in 1987: Mobira Citymanissued 4 years after the arrival of what is considered The very first mobile phone, the Motorola DynaTac 8000X.

Mobira Cityman is considered to be the first “compact” phone ever made (183mm x 43mm x 79mm).

Mobira Cityman

The image involving Cityman became very popular. The last president of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, phoned from Helsinki to Moscow on his Nokia device.

Mikhail Gorbachev using Nokia Cityman

The 90s was a decisive one for mobile phones. During this period, competition was limited. While Motorola and Nokia gained momentum, NEC, Toshiba, Mitsubishi and Oki remained behind.

Curiously, it was in the 90s that Nokia launched its first device with its unforgettable ringtone. The first model with this touch was the Nokia 2110, from 1994.

Nokia 2110

By the end of the decade, Nokia gained more influence and achieved great success in taking the lead from Motorola.

Certainly the person responsible for this had a name: Nokia 3210, released in 1999. scomplete success, more than 160 million units were sold.

Nokia 3210

In 1999 Nokia made its name on the brand that sold the most mobile phones. It just left in 2012. To date, Nokia remains the largest mobile operator in the world.

Nokia 1100

Nokia 1100

Between the late 90s and mid-2000s Nokia had several achievements that still follow in the list of the best models in history. One of them is the Nokia 1100.

Launched on August 23, 2003, the model reached, in approximately 5 years, a mark of 250 million units sold.

Type which puts it in the top spot among the best-selling mobile phones of all time, as it was the first model to reach this number of units sold.

Of course, if Nokia had managed to make just one mobile phone to reach such understandable numbers, it would already be a sign, but that function was repeated 2 years later, with the Nokia 1110.

According to Carl-Gustav Linden, in the book Kingdom of Nokia: How a Nation Served the Needs of One Company, in the 5 years since its launch, when it took the Nokia 1100 to reach 250 million units sold, the iPod was able to sell 174 million units; PS2 sold 125 million units; The Motorola RAZR registered 50 million units sold by the Nintendo Wii 45 million.

Those numbers rank Nokia 1100 as the most successful electronics in such a short time.

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Highly competitive prices (US $ 100) contributed to overall success.

2004 import and Nokia 1100 price in Brazil

Several features that are already outdated, when we talk about the most sought after mobile phones, were the converted links Nokia 1100 in classic:

  • polyphonic ringtones;
  • Flashlight on device (device even received the nickname “lanterninha” in Brazil);
  • Front and back color cover, which can be adjusted;
  • popular games Snake II and Space Impact;
  • Silicone keyboard.

As the Mobile Museum highlights, The Nokia 1100 was aimed at promoting markets such as India, but the device had international appeal. The Nokia 1100 was discontinued in September 2009.

In the pre-era era of the iPhone and Galaxy S, Nokia was able to bring in a style that many respected as “good” among mobile phones, associated with durability and competitive prices. Besides, of course, put the Nokia 1100 and many other models in the pantheon of great success in the history of mobile phones.

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