After 13 years and over a bazillion phones, Nokia is proud to announce that they’ve just sold their 1.5 billionth S40 handset to a 21-year old Brazilian.
What did she buy? It’s none other the Espoo firm’s newest S40 touch and type treat, the Nokia Asha 303.
It’s hard to believe that it’s already been more than a decade since the S40 platform hit the scene. Then again, It seems like the S40 mobile OS has been around for ages already.
What was the first S40 handset, you young ones might ask?
Believe it or not, it’s actually the Nokia 7110. Yes, that sleek one-click sliding phone than became an instant hit thanks to Keanu Reeves’ sci-fi flick The Matrix ran on the S40 platform.
Today, the Nokia Asha 303 along with the Asha 200 are the flag-bearers for the S40 brotherhood.
The S40 platform, for those not well acquainted with the Symbian family, isn’t the franchise OS for Nokia’s top of the line offerings. S60 is, but that shouldn’t take away anything from the S40 OS. In fact, I think it’s largely thanks to S40 devices that Nokia has managed to stay somewhat competitive in the mobile phone wars through the years.
We hope your venture into Windows Phone country will prove to be just as successful as the S40 was…for your sake.
Full press release here.
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