Interesting Fact Aboute Nokia

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 some Interestig Facts about Nokia

1) The ringtone “Nokia tune” is actually based on a 19th century guitar work named
“Gran Vals” by Spanish musician Francisco Tárrega. The Nokia Tune was originally
named “Grande Valse” on Nokia phones but was changed to “Nokia Tune” around 1998
when it became so well known that people referred to it as the “Nokia Tune.”

2) The world’s first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a
Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia

3) Nokia is currently the world’s largest digital camera manufacturer, as the
sales of its camera-equipped mobile phones have exceeded those of any conventional
camera manufacturer.

4) The “Special” tone available to users of Nokia phones when receiving SMS (text
messages) is actually Morse code for “SMS”. Similarly, the “Ascending” SMS tone is
Morse code for “Connecting People,” Nokia’s slogan. The “Standard” SMS tone is
Morse code for “M” (Message).

5) The Nokia corporate font (typeface) is the AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans font,
originally designed by Eric Spiekermann. Its mobile phone User’s Guides Nokia
mostly used the Agfa Rotis Sans font.

6) In Asia, the digit 4 never appears in any Nokia handset model number, because 4
is considered unlucky in many parts of Southeast/East Asia.

7) Nokia was listed as the 20th most admirable company worldwide in Fortune’s list
of 2006 (1st in network communications, 4th non-US company).

8. Unlike other modern day handsets, Nokia phones do not automatically start the
call timer when the call is connected, but start it when the call is initiated.
(Except for Series 60 based handsets like the Nokia 6600)

9) Nokia is sometimes called aikon (Nokia backwards) by non-Nokia mobile phone
users and by mobile software developers, because “aikon” is used in various SDK
software packages, including Nokia’s own Symbian S60 SDK.

10) The name of the town of Nokia originated from the river which flowed through
the town. The river itself, Nokianvirta, was named after the old Finnish word
originally meaning sable, later pine marten.


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