Nokia

At one time it seemed like everyone you knew used a Nokia and they certainly had a monopoly on the market gained by continually releasing mobile phones with their easy to use menu navigation software which was continuous throughout their range whilst still providing the user the option to personalise their handset with many models supporting snap on fascia’s which could be easily changed without the need to pick up a screw driver. Probably two of the most memorable handsets to feature this were the Nokia 3210 and 3310 and these are amongst the most popular handsets of all time.

One of Nokia’s flag ship mobile phones is the 6310i fondly remembered by many as a great phone for calls and text and a battery that would last week which also worked extremely well with the classic Nokia Cark 91 car kit. There is still a strong demand for quality second-hand devices today in addition to this many of the basic Nokia handsets are still popular with those who have decided not to adopt a Smartphone.

Unfortunately the ever increasing use of Smartphone devices in 2005 started the decline of Nokia who reacted to the market by producing their own devices utilising their own Smartphone operating system known as Symbian. Whilst many were happy to upgrade to a Symbian powered Nokia handset the user experience was not great compared to other manufacturers and Nokia started to see a rapid decrese in their market share to the likes of Blackberry, HTC and a little later Apple and Samsung.

In 2011 Nokia started working with Microsoft and the Symbian OS was replaced with Windows Mobile shortly following this, Microsoft acquired Nokia in a buyout in 2014 and the focus started to shift heavily towards developing more Nokia Lumia devices including the Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet. The Lumia range has helped Nokia regain some market share by offering Nokia lovers a good alternative to the ever popular Apple and Android OS.