We bid farewell to a glorious era and take a look at Nokia's most memorable creations in light of Microsoft's acquisition of the Finnish mobile phone giant
Once the world's most popular mobile phone maker, Nokia this week sold its handset division to tech giant Microsoft for €3.8 billion (S$6.4 billion), marking the end of a glorious era in the consumer mobile phone market.
The Finnish company became synonymous with the latest trends and fads emerging from the industry - from the addictive handphone game Snake to funky ringtones - when the mobile phone boom hit the 1990s. But it missed a series of fashion and technical changes and was gradually overtaken by other far more forward-looking companies in the arena such as Apple and Samsung.
Throughout history however, Nokia had demonstrated a remarkable resilience to adapt to changing consumer demand. Born out of humble roots in 1865 as a riverside paper mill in rural south-western Finland, the firm has always evolved with the times and made rubber boots, car types, television and even generated electricity across its storied 150-year history.
Now as we enter the next chapter of Nokia's evolution, MSN takes a trip down memory lane and takes a look at a handful of their iconic phones.
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