In current days we are getting more and more news form Nokia about Windows Phone based handsets like Lumia 900, Lumia 800, Lumia 710, etc but we should not forget that Series 40 lineup is the backbone of Nokia. But the main reason why I’m talking about their Series 40 lineup is it reached an impressive milestone of 1.5 billion. Yes Nokia today announced one of the most significant milestones in its history i.e. the sale of its 1.5 billionth Series 40 mobile phone. At below snapshot you can see Nokia Brazil Vice President, Almir Luiz Narcizo, and retail network President, Luiza Helena Trajano hand the phone to Mayara Rodrigues.
It was a lucky “Asha 303” handset which help Nokia to reach the milestone of 1.5 billionth Series 40 phone sales and was sold to a 21-year-old woman in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Mayara Rodrigues purchased it from a Magazine Luiza store in São Paulo. Who knows it might be only a business strategy of Nokai or may be a lucky coincidence.
But when we’re talking about the Nokia Asha 303 handset it became the flagship of current S40 phones. It’s a superb touchscreen handset with QWERTY keypad which is designed for web browsing, social networking and gaming. It’s preinstalled with entertainment and applications such as Angry Birds Lite.
The first Series 40 phone is the Nokia 7110, which first went on sale in 1999 and since then S40 has never stopped. Now it got many incredible improvements including superb touchscreen, Wi-Fi connectivity, 1GHz processors, Nokia Maps, Nokia Browser, Web Apps, Nokia Money, Nokia Life Tools and all other goodies. No doubt Series 40 platform is actually deserving the name “Smartphone Lite” because now it’s blur the line between feature phones and smartphones. Isn’t it?
According to the Executive Vice President of Nokia Mobile Phones, Mary McDowell, “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.”