The story of the Nokia 1100, the best-selling cell phone ever

The NokiaLeading the cell phone market for many years, he started his activities in another branch. Making tires, boots and cables, however, was the same with the portable telephone that the Finnish giant, founded in 1865, immortalized its brand.

Today we are going to remember the story of a famous Nokia cell phone, which is by far the best selling model. Legendary Nokia 1100

Nokia, great

It took Nokia a long time to turn its business around and make phones. However, involvement with telecommunications has been active since the 1960s, when the company began producing radio broadcasts.

Nokia logo in 1865

The company’s first portable phone came in 1981. At a time when mobile phone networks were still first generation (1G). The first model is called Mobira SenatorIt was one of the phones designed for use in the car (some people even used it on the boat). The “little monster” weighed 9.8 kg.

However, the first Nokia model we are accustomed to pairing with this cell phone appeared only in 1987: Mobira CitymanConsidered released after 4 years of arrival The first truly mobile phone, the Motorola DynaTac 8000X.

The Mobira Cityman is considered to be the first “compact” phone ever made (183mm x 43mm x 79mm).

Mobira Cityman

A picture of Cityman became very popular. Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union, made a call from Helsinki to Moscow using this Nokia device.

Mikhail Gorbachev uses Nokia Cityman.

The 90’s were crucial for mobile telephony. During this time the competition was fading. While Motorola and Nokia gained power, NEC, Toshiba, Mitsubishi and Oki were left behind.

Out of curiosity, it was in the 90’s when Nokia launched its first device with its unforgettable ringtones. The first model with this touch was the Nokia 2110, from 1994.

Nokia 2110

By the end of the decade, Nokia got even more traction. And did a great job of overtaking Motorola.

Certainly the person in charge had a name: Nokia 3210 was released in 1999. sComplete success, over 160 million units sold.

Nokia 3210

In 1999, Nokia topped the list of best-selling cell phone brands. It was released only in 2012. By far, Nokia is the company that has been leading the cell phone segment for the longest time.

Nokia 1100

Nokia 1100

Between the late 90’s and mid-2000, Nokia achieved a number of successes that are still among the best-selling models in history. One of them is Nokia 1100.

Launched on August 23, 2003, the model has sold 250 million units in almost 5 years.

Brand Which puts it at the top of the list of best-selling cell phones ever, as it was the first model to reach that number of units sold.

Certainly, if Nokia had managed to get just one cell phone to reach such impressive numbers, it would have already been symbolic, but this feat was repeated 2 years later with the Nokia 1110.

According to Carl Gustav London, In the book Kingdom of Nokia: How a Nation Serves the Needs of a Company.In the 5 years since its launch, the Nokia 1100 has reached the sales of 250 million units, with the iPod selling 174 million units. PS2 sold 125 million units. Motorola RAZR sold 50 million units and Nintendo Wii registered 45 million.

Statistics make the Nokia 1100 one of the most successful electronics in such a short time.

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Extremely competitive pricing (US $ 100) contributed to the overall success.

Enter Brazil in 2004 with the price of Nokia 1100.

Many of the elements that are already outdated, when we talk about the most sought after cell phones, were the components that made In the Nokia 1100 Classic:

  • Polyphonic ringtones;
  • Flashlight on top of the device (the device also got the nickname “lanterninha” in Brazil)
  • Colorful front and back cover, which can be interchangeable;
  • Famous game Snake II and Space Effects
  • Silicone keyboard

As highlighted on the Mobile Phone Museum.The Nokia 1100 was intended to grow in a growing market like India, but the device had a global appeal. The Nokia 1100 was discontinued in September 2009.

In the pre-iPhone and Galaxy S era, Nokia managed to bring a style known as “cool” among many cell phones, which is associated with durability and competitive pricing. Also, of course, put the Nokia 1100 and many other models in the pantheon of great achievements in the history of mobile telephony.

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