Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Nokia

15 years ago today Nokia launched the 1011 (the model number coming from the launch date: 10 November 1992). It was their first mass produced handset and at the time was a technological revolution. Here are the specifications of the device that won the hearts and minds of the people more than a decade ago:
  • 2 line display
  • 475 grams
  • 195 x 60 x 45mm
  • Enough storage to hold 99 phone numbers
  • 90 minutes of talk time
  • 12 hours standby time
  • 900 MHz
There was no colour, no camera, no Bluetooth, no memory card slot and the handset had to have an extendible antenna. But it did introduce one innovation that phone owners now use without a second thought: text messaging.

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