Nokia has announced that they have now sold 1.5 billion of their series 40 mobile phones around the world, and the 1.5 billionth handset was purchased by Mayara Rodrigues, a 21-year-old from Sao Paulo in Brazil, and the device was a Nokia Asha 303 touchscreen mobile with a QWERTY keypad.
Nokia sold its first Series 40 mobile phone back in 1999, the handset was a Nokia 7110 and it took the company 13 years to sell the 1.5 billion Series 40 mobile phones.
“We are incredibly proud to reach this milestone. Having 1.5 billion Series 40 devices sold is a hard-to-reach mark, let alone one attainable in a single line of products. At a time when we are maintaining our commitment to connecting the next billion customers around the world – it is gratifying to consider how Series 40 devices have made mobile technology accessible and help continue to change people’s lives for the better.”
Nokia’s latest series mobile phones have come a long way since the original one which launched back in 1999, I actually used to own a Nokia 7110, and it is amazing to think how much mobile phone technology has changed since Nokia launched their first Series 40 mobile phone.