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Interesting Facts About Nokia

What do you know about Nokia? Nokia is one such company that is famous worldwide for its range of mobile phones. Nokia’s products were like a wand of magic for the former generation of people. Well, most of us know that they manufacture mobile phones and perhaps that they’re a Finnish-based company. Perhaps even that the current President and CEO are Steven Elop, former Microsoft head of business, and the first non-Finn to be named CEO of Nokia. There are plenty more interesting nuggets of information that you probably didn’t know about Nokia – take a look at the some interesting facts you didn’t know about Nokia that we’ve pulled together below!


Nokia originally started off as a Paper pulp manufacturing company in 1865 in Finland. Also, The company was set up by Mining Engineer Fredrik Idestam in the town of Tampere. In 1868, Fredrik Idestam built a second mill near the town of Nokia. This mill was then transformed into a share company in 1871 by Fredrik Idestam, with the help of his close friend Leo Mechelin. They renamed it the Nokia Company, Love Nokia indicated.

  •  Naming
  • Origin
  • Branch Businesses
  • Tune
  • The Curse of number 04
  • Model 8810
  • First GSM Phone Call
  • Snake Mania
  • First Camera Phone
  • SMS Tones
  • Admirable Rank
  • Net Worth
  • Achievements


The company was built on the bank of the Nokianvirta River and that’s why the founders named it Nokia.


The company took its very first breath in the year 1865. There is a slight twist here though. The company didn’t start as a mobile producing giant. It was instead a paper mill. The company produced paper pulp in Finland. Even though Fredrik Idestam had set up this factory then. Also After a few years in 1871, with the help of his friend Leo Mechelin, the paper pulp company transformed into a share company. After that, the name Nokia came into the market.

Branch Businesses

Even though in modern times, Nokia is famous for mobile phones, it has other branches like Nokia rubber boots and cable works. These branches together formed the Nokia cooperation.

Nokia has made a dizzying array of products over the years. In addition, Some of them include snow tires, rubber boots, gas masks, television sets, Geiger counters, laptop computers, network components, and even hydroelectric power.

Nokia first started as a paper pulp manufacturing company in 1865. Also In the year 1967 – Nokia, Finnish Cable Works, and Finnish Rubber Works merged to form Nokia Corporation. Now Nokia had new businesses. Nokia was involved in the manufacturing of cables, Rubber footwear, Tyres, Telecommunication Equipment, and electronics. Later in 1988 and 1990 Nokian Tyres and Finnish Rubber Works were split from and Nokia started focussing on Telecommunication Equipment and portable Mobile Phones. Nokian Tyres and Nokian Footwear are separate companies now and their products can still be purchased in many parts of the world.


Many people must have heard about the famous guitar work named ‘Gran Vals’ of the 19th century. Also, It was done by a Spanish musician Francisco Tarrega.  From here the tune arrived for Nokia in 1999.

The Curse of number 04

It is a very common belief in most of the parts of Asia that the number 04 resembles the sound of absolute death. The production team of Nokia keeps the same in mind and till now has not made a single model of Nokia which starts from the number 04.

Model 8810

When we talk about the first phone without an external antenna attached to the phone, it’s too obvious that model 8810 of Nokia comes flashing in front of the eye. It was the first Nokia set that had no external antenna to it. It was launched in 1998 and was the most luxurious mobile back then. Adding more spices to it, it also had chrome plating.

First GSM Phone Call

In Helsinki city of Finland on 1st July of 1991, the world’s first GSM phone call was made. So The call was made by the honorable prime minister of Finland, Mr. Harris Holkeri using a model of Nokia company.

Snake Mania

Every child wishes to get a phone which has a pre-installed game in it which he/she can play without spending a dollar. Also, Nokia 6110 was the dream-comes-true set for game lovers. It came with a pre-installed snake game which became very popular and was loved by all and is still missed by many people who were once a child back then.

First Camera Phone

The first camera phone from the Nokia house came in the year 2002 whose model number is 7650. Though it only had a camera of 0.3 megapixels.

Nokia 7650 launched in 2002 was the first Nokia phone to have a built-in camera. It had a 0.3MP camera that could capture images at 640×480 resolution. This phone marked the start of the Nokia camera phone. Nokia was always ahead of the competition when it came to camera tech in cell phones. And Also Nokia phones are well known for their cameras. Nokia 808 PureView and Nokia Lumia 1020 with their 41MP Camera Sensors are great examples of Nokia’s expertise in mobile phone cameras, cites Love Nokia.

SMS Tones

It is a very interesting fact that the SMS tone of Nokia is a morse code that is used for ‘connecting people and ‘SMS’.

Admirable Rank

As per a list of 2006’s survey, Nokia was the 20th most admirable company in the world.

Net Worth

As per the last calculation in the year 2019, Nokia had a net worth of 15.4 billion euros.


The awards of Nokia are below :

1. World’s most ethical company in 2021 by Ethisphere
2. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2020
3. Best secured network initiative in 2019.


Nokia has been one of the best mobile producing companies in the world along with other branches of it. Also, It has always stood on the expectations and is best known for its camera features. The people of the 90s still brag about how they used to use Nokia phones back then. Nokia is not just a company but is an emotion for its regular users.