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Bye, bye Nokia: Five things we'll miss about the 'brick'

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Numbers 6, 5 and 4: Three more Nokias again. The 2600 (left) from 2004 sold 135 million, the 3310 (left) from 2000 sold 136 million and 2010's 5230 sold 150 million.

Numbers 6, 5 and 4: Three more Nokias again. The 2600 (left) from 2004 sold 135 million, the 3310 (left) from 2000 sold 136 million and 2010's 5230 sold 150 million.

Numbers 6, 5 and 4: Three more Nokias again. The 2600 (left) from 2004 sold 135 million, the 3310 (left) from 2000 sold 136 million and 2010's 5230 sold 150 million.

WHEN we first started using them, Nokia phones were revolutionary tools....And many of them are already collectors' items. As the Nokia phone name is relegated to history, we highlight some of the features we'll miss.

1. Battery: It feels as if the battery lasted a few months....Okay, it was because they were so basic. But there's alot to be said for not having to worry about the battery on your smartphone minutes after leaving the house.

2. Snake: It was one of the first mobile phone games ever and arguably the most popular of all time. You can still play it online and yes...there's an app for it.

3. Indestructible: Remember the 3310. Was it really indestructible - no room for bendy iPhone 6s here!

Snake - Play the retro Snake game online for free

4. Ring tone creation: You could actually create your own ringtones....interrupting your work colleagues and those on the bus.

5. Finally, vibrate. Yes the earth did move....everyone in the room knew you had set the phone to vibrate.

 

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