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IMAGES: RIP Nokia mobile phones (1987-2014)

Why do the good die young?
Oct 23rd 2014, 11:00 PM 69,974 98

Updated 23.00pm

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MICROSOFT HAS CONFIRMED it’s phasing out the Nokia mobile phone brand, sending everyone in Ireland of a certain vintage into a fit of nostalgia.

The American IT giant bought the 143-year-old Finnish company’s mobile phone division back in April, and will now brand its smartphones exclusively with “Lumia”, instead, according to The Verge.

Nokia France announced on Monday that it was “about to become ‘Microsoft Lumia’”, confirming rumours of a major rebranding.

Microsoft then told The Verge yesterday that that brand transition would be rolled out throughout the world in the coming weeks.

Nokia will now focus more on mapping and networking infrastructure.

A thoroughly scientific poll at TheJournal.ie this morning found that every last one of us had owned a Nokia mobile at one time or another, and for many, it was their first.

So let’s take a walk through the mists of time, past the advent of smartphones, beyond the Y2K bug, and through the evolution of the Nokia mobile phone (1987-2014).

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