|Founded||1865 - Tampere, Finland|
|Chief Executive Officer||Stephen Elop|
|Number of employees||132,430|
|Operating systems||Symbian, MeeGo, Windows Phone 7|
Nokia is a telecommunications company based in Finland. Nokia originally was established as a paper and pulp milling company, but has since transformed to mobile phones, networks, navigation and other technologies. The company is the largest distributor of mobile phones in the world.
The company has made a huge number of handsets since its beginnings
Symbian was Nokia's primary operating system that was developed within the organisation. It has seen 3 versions.
Windows Phone 7 Edit
Nokia adopted Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 after many months of speculation following Nokia's dwindling share of the smartphone market. Nokia and Microsoft officially announced the alliance 11 February 2011. As part of the deal, Microsoft will allow Nokia to use its software, while also paying the Finnish company billions of dollars. Nokia will contribute a number of its services and research, including Navteq and Ovi.
Although Nokia has not announced any particular models or specifications for new handsets, they have released 2 images of concept designs. The phones feature in a number of colours, living up to Nokia's normal practice. Although similar, each of the two images shows a different handset.
Nokia has stated that they hope to have a couple of handsets released by the end of 2011, with mass production beginning in 2012.