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Nokia mobile phones through the years

Telecoms giant Nokia has made products from tyres and rubber boots to televisions and smartphones in its near 150-year history.

Starting from humble beginnings in 1865 as a riverside paper mill in rural south-western Finland, the company's founder Fredrik Idestam would never have dreamed it would one day become a global brand.

The Nokia name - now synonymous with mobile phones, the addictive game Snake and signature ringtones - came from a second mill Mr Idestam set up a few years later on the banks of the Nokianvirta River, which inspired him to name his business Nokia Ab in 1871.

Here, we look back at some of the most recognisable Nokia mobiles through the years:

The Nokia 5110 released in 1998. Credit: Nokia
The Nokia 3310 released in 2000. Credit: Nokia
Nokia 7600 released in 2003. Credit: Nokia
The Nokia 1100 released in 2003. Credit: Nokia
The Nokia 7280 released in 2004. Credit: Nokia
The Nokia N93 released in 2006. Credit: Nokia
The Nokia 8800 released in 2005. Credit: Nokia
The Nokia Lumia 900 released in 2012. Credit: Nokia

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