This post was most recently updated on December 22nd, 2018
At one point in time or the other, every early smartphone users must have bought one Nokia smartphone or the other. Unfortunately, we no longer have Nokia s40 or Symbian phones for sale. I hereby present to you 10 Nokia Unknown facts that predate the acquisition by Microsoft. This post will discuss some of those salient facts many don’t know about Nokia phone(Before its alliance with Microsoft). This will be useful in the future for reference purpose.
10 Nokia Unknown facts: You may not know of most of these facts about Nokia
1) The name “Nokia” comes from a town with the river flowing through it. The river itself is called Nokianvirta, which is an old Finnish word for stable.
2) Sometimes software developers and users of mobile phones of other companies call Nokia the word aikon (Nokia vice versa). Since components with the name aikon are used in a variety of software packages SDK, including the Symbian S60 SDK.
3) In Nokia phones, the call duration timer is automatically turned on not at the moment of connection, but directly together with the initialization of the call (with the exception of the Series 60 phones, for example, Nokia 6600).
4) Nokia is among the top twenty of the wealthiest companies in the Fortune list before they suffered a major setback. At the same time, Nokia used to be the 1st placed among communication companies.
5) In Asia, figure 4 never appears on the phone numbers of Nokia phones, as it is considered unlucky or call it a bad omen.
6) Nokia’s personal font – AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans – was originally developed by Eric Spiekermann. Prior to this, Nokia most often used the font Agfa Rotis.
7) The original dial tone given by Nokia phones when receiving SMS is Morse code, meaning SMS.
8) Nokia is the world’s largest manufacturer of digital cameras, as sales of its phones equipped with cameras exceeded similar sales from all competitors.
9) The first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki by Harry Holker, Prime Minister of Finland. He used a Nokia mobile phone through a network also created with the participation of Nokia.
10) Nokia tune ringtone is based on the music of the guitar work Gran Vals, written in the 19th century by the Spanish musician Francisco Carrera. Originally the ringtone was called the musical work, but it was named Nokia tune in 1998 when it became firmly associated with Nokia phones.