1. Nokia 7650
The oddly designed (by today’s standards) Nokia 7650 was the first ever Nokia smartphone powered by the popular Symbian Series 60 platform. It was officially released in 2002 and even then, the phone boasted of VGA camera (the first in any Nokia phone), Bluetooth, infrared remote, installable applications and a web browser.
The icon-based user interface could be navigated using the 5-way joystick while the sliding keyboard kept the overall size in check. The 7650 marked the start of Nokia’s dominance in the smartphone world. Even though the same Symbian Series 60 platform was used by other brands like Sony Ericsson, Motorola, and Samsung — it was Nokia that has the most successful run with it.
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