A history of how Nokia came into being: 1865 – 2012
Nokia has given us much happiness over the years and it has ruled the Indian market for almost ages. It is a company to be inquisitive about.
1896: Nokia’s co-founder Leo Mechelin wants to expand into the electricity business.
1902: Nokia adds electricity to its expanding business.
1912: Nokia starts making telephone, electric and telegraph cables.
1960: The Electronics division of the cable department found. It produces telephone.
1962: Nokia makes its first electronic device, a pulse analyzer for nuclear plants – talk about starting huge!
1967: Nokia merges with Finnish rubber works and Finnish Cable works to create the Nokia Corporation.
The 1970s: Nokia comes out with the Nokia DX 200.
1984: The Nordic mobile telephony network is started.
1985-90: Nokia makes a communication device for the defense forces called the Sanomaaite M/90.
1987: Nokia introduces the world’s first handheld devices
The 90’s: Nokia plays a great role in developing GSM
1992: Nokia starts to concentrate solely on telecommunications, expands to North America and Asia, Yippee!
1996-2001: Nokia’s turnover jumps from 6.5 billion to 32 Billion. We see a spate of releases and also see improvements with every model.
2005: Nokia releases its first QWERTY phone – the E61.
2007-2010: could be simply dubbed as Nokia rules, but still look at these. Remember 6600, 6610, 2100 and all the phones with just numbers as their names? We do.
2009: Nokia releases the social networking phones X6 and X3.
2011-2012: Nokia sees pitfalls. Market status drops to all-time low. Builds up an alliance with Microsoft. Banks on Windows and starts abandoning Symbian. Releases the Lumia range with a massive ad campaign, the success of which is best left unanalyzed for now.