1/25/2012 10:51:04 AM
Nokia sells 1.5 billionth Series 40 device
Nokia has sold its 1.5 billionth Series 40 brand of mobile phone, the manufacturer has announced.
It hit the milestone with the sale of a Nokia Asha 303 device to a 21-year-old Brazilian woman.
Nokia launched its first Series 40 phone in 1999 with the Nokia 7110. The manufacturer dubs the devices as 'smartphone lite', as they sit between feature phones and smartphones.
Nokia executive VP for mobile phones Mary McDowell said: '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.'