Monday, October 12, 2015

Some Interesting Facts of NOKIA COMPANY

    • The name 'Nokia' is derived from the river Nokianvirta, on the banks of which the company was established. Nokianvirta itself was named after an old Finnish word, which originally meant sable.
    • Before moving their business into electronics in 1960, Nokia Company expanded to working with rubber, electricity, and cables. Nokia rubber boots become a bona fide design classic, still on sale to this day – though the company no longer makes them.
    • The ringtone "Nokia tune" is actually based on a 19th century guitar work named "Gran Vals" by Spanish musician Francisco Tárrega. The Nokia Tune was originally named "Grande Valse" on Nokia phones but was changed to "Nokia Tune" around 1998 when it became so well known that people referred to it as the "Nokia Tune."
    • The world's first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia phone. 
    • Nokia sold 7.4 million Lumia smartphones in the second quarter of 2013.
    • It sold about 126 million pieces of the most popular black & white model Nokia 3310 and Nokia 3330.
    • Nokia manufactures about 210 million handsets each year which, if calculated, comes to 6.5 phones each second
    • Nokia is currently the world's largest digital camera manufacturer, as the sales of its camera-equipped mobile phones have exceeded those of any conventional camera manufacturer.
    • Nokia was listed as the 20th most admirable company worldwide in Fortune's list of 2006 (1st in network communications, 4th non-US company).
    • According to the Fortune list 2006 survey, Nokia was the 20th most Admirable company in the World.
    • The world's first satellite call was made in 1994, using a Nokia GSM handset.