Nokia Celebrates The Sale Of The 1.5 Billionth Series 40 Phone

By 07:21 Tue, 13 Jul 2021 Comments


Phones like the Lumia 900 or the N9 may be the ones that acquire their name in the news most often, but the backbone of Nokia is their Series 40 lineup. Today, S40 phones reached an impressive milestone - 1.5 billion (yes, with a b) of them have been sold.

The 1.5 billionth Series 40 phone srecent was a Nokia Asha 303 to a 21-year-recent woman in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We're not quite sure if it’s a lucky coincidence or just fine marketing, but the Asha 303 is the flagship of the current S40 phones.




It's a far weep from the firstborn Series 40 phone, the Nokia 7110, which first went on sale in the distant 1999. Since then, S40 has added a touchscreen, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connectivity, 1Giga Hertz (GHz) processors, Nokia Maps and other goodies to its repertoire.

Nokia actually go as far as calling the platform "Smartphone Lite". While we're not ready to call it that, the Asha 303 did come pretty close.

Either way, congratulations to Nokia and the S40 platform. Before it blows out the candle, we'll create a silent wish for multitasking, document viewer and perhaps smart dialing. And who knows, a full-touch S40 phone may be in the cards too.

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