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Nokia 1011
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Nokia 2110
Nokia 2110Nokia
Nokia 6110
Nokia 6110Nokia
Nokia 7110
Nokia 7110Nokia
Nokia 3310
Nokia 3310Nokia
Nokia 8310
Nokia 8310Nokia
Nokia 6650 and N-Gage
Nokia 6650 and N-GageNokia
Nokia N95
Nokia N95Nokia
Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800Nokia
Nokia Lumia 920
Nokia Lumia 920Nokia

Almost 150 years ago, mining engineer Fredrik Idestam set up a wood pulp mill in south-west Finland, and six years later he opened a second mill on the banks of the Nokianvirta river, giving him the idea to call his company Nokia Ab.

Nokia 1011
The Nokia 1011 at the IFA trade show in 1993. (Credit: TechWorld.com)

Since then, Nokia has tried its hand at everything from wood pulp and generating electricity, to Wellington boots, tyres, and of course mobile phones.

The company may have been caught off-guard by the smartphone revolution in 2007, but along the way the company helped to pioneer much of the technology we take for granted in the phones of today, such as the world's first satellite phonecall, the first 3G phone and the first mobile phone game.

It was 20 years ago this weekend that the Nokia 1011 - the world's first digital GSM phone - was announced, so to celebrate we've taken a look back at some of Nokia's most iconic products, which have helped shape phone technology for the last two decades.

This article was updated November 30, -0001 00:00 AM
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