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Interesting Facts About Nokia You Should Know About

Interesting Facts About Nokia You Should Know About
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Nokia is known for making durable and toughest phones. We all know the old Nokia phone series based on Symbian OS with keypad. Let’s have a look at some of the interesting facts about the amazing Nokia ecosystem till the date.

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  1. Nokia Corporation established in 1865, is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company.
  2. Their main headquarters are located in Espoo, Finland, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area, but the company’s true roots are in Pirkanmaa, Tampere.
  3. Nokia was founded in Tampere, Finland, on May 12, 1865.
  4. Did you know, it was founded by Fredrik Idestam, Leo Mechelin, Eduard Polón.
  5. As of 2022, Nokia operates under the presidency of Pekka Lundmark. Pekka Lundmark has been CEO since 1 Aug 2020 – onwards.
  6. Nokia’s solutions enable a more efficient, sustainable, and inclusive world as a technology leader in mobile, fixed, and cloud networks.
  7. Nokia has found and sustained success in a variety of industries, including cable, paper bags, rubber boots, tires, televisions, and cell phones, since its humble beginning in 1865 as a single paper mill operation.
  8. Nokia employed nearly 92,000 people in more than 100 countries in 2020, and reported annual revenues of around €23 billion.
  9. Nokia is a public limited company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.
  10. According to the Fortune Global 500, it is the world’s 415th-largest company measured by 2016 revenues, having peaked at 85th place in 2009.
  11. Over the past 150 years, the company has been operating in various industries, including rubber and cables, but since the 1990s, it has concentrated on large-scale telecommunications infrastructure, technology innovation, and licensing.
  12. Nokia made significant contributions to the mobile telephony industry by aiding in the creation of the GSM, 3G, and LTE specifications.
  13. Nokia was the world’s biggest smartphone and tablet manufacturer for a decade beginning in 1998. Nokia suffered from a string of poor management decisions, and Nokia saw its share of the smartphone market plummet dramatically.
  14. Microsoft has purchased Nokia’s devices and services unit, bringing the Lumia series under the Redmond roof, giving the company the ability to support Windows Phone 8 with the company’s most complete mobile solution, which it has been looking for with Surface and other devices.
  15. Nokia began focusing more on its telecommunications infrastructure and Internet of things technologies following the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, as well as its Bell Labs research group.
  16. The company then experimented with virtual reality and digital health, the former being the result of the acquisition of Withings.
  17. Through a licensing agreement with HMD Global, the Nokia brand returned to the smartphone and tablet market in 2016.
  18. Nokia also became a major smartphone licensor for the majority of major smartphone manufacturers.
  19. Nokia was the world’s third-largest network equipment manufacturer in 2018.
  20. According to investigators, the Nokia 7 Plus phones were reportedly sending personal user data to China for many months, including geographical location, SIM card number, and the phone’s serial number, which was sent every time the phone was turned on, enabled, or unlocked. Nokia’s brand owner HMD Global denied any such transfers had taken place. He claimed that the change was the result of an error in the phone’s packaging process. Personal information was not exchanged.

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