8 Nokia Phones
that Ruled the World
By Mike Diez and Baxter Jacinto
It’s hard to believe that Nokia was once the biggest and most popular mobile phone manufactures in the world. Everyone has a Nokia on their hands. The closest competitor was not even close.
Which is why talks of a 3310 being relaunched in 2017 had 90s kids waxing nostalgic. In honor of the king of phones of that era, here is a look back at some Nokia phones we grew up on.
This is the Nokia model that was ever-present on people’s palms no matter where you went back in the days. The customizable front panel also allowed people to come up with their own crazy designs.
The 3210 was sexy and ergonomic.Compared to phones these days, this one felt like much like you can crush an elephant skull with it. Like classic Nokia phones, the 3210 was also fully customizable. Pinoys would go to Greenhills in search of cases that would best represent their personalities.
Kids these days may find it hard to believe, but phones back then did not have email options/internet access as standard feature. The 9500 communicator was the businessman’s choice in those days when laptops were back breakers.
You were part of the ‘soshal’ circle when you had one of these when they first came out. The 8850 was sleek, compact and reliable. It’s a small wonder why phones are bigger now at a time when the pants are tighter. But I digress.
Nokia 1100 (2003)
It’s the world’s best-selling phone with over 250 million units sold. Although void with the features that appealed to consumers, that was also its unique factor—a no-nonsense device purely for SMS and calling.
If you grew up in the 90’s, this was the dream phone. Everyone wanted one of these babies. Small was king back in the day, and the 8210 was the ultimate monarch in the 90s.
As the 90s drew to a close, the movie The Matrix blew up in theaters. The 8110, also known as the “banana phone”, featured prominently in the movie. But the sleeker 7110 was preferred by many.
Aptly called the “Brick phone”, this is probably the most indestructible phone ever. It’s so indestructible that it is being resurrected from the dead. In case of a nuclear war, cockroaches and the 3310 will be the ones left standing.
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