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February 15, 2011

7 Nokia world records that will blow your mind!

You might have read the report that came out recently, showing that an amazing 65.2% of Chinese mobile subscribers are buying apps from the Ovi Store. (This is nearly three times more than Android Market and Apple Store users combined.) We don’t know about you, but this figure really blew our minds. And it turns out that Nokia holds plenty more amazing records. Here are seven that made us go wow!

The world’s most listened to tune

The Nokia tune comes from the composition Gran Vals, by the Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega. Anssi Vanjoki who, along with Lauri Kivinen, selected the famous excerpt brought it to Nokia in 1993. It is now heard worldwide an estimated 1.8 billion times per day, or about 20,000 times per second!

The world’s most popular mobile game

Snake, now over thirteen years old, was originally programmed for the Nokia 6100 series of handsets. Adapted for mobile phones by Taneli Armanto, who still works for Nokia, it’s now embedded in over 350 million devices worldwide, making it the most popular mobile game ever.

The world’s biggest manufacturers of digital cameras

There are now more than 4 billion people worldwide taking pictures with their mobiles. The camera phone is already the most widely used type of camera in history. Consequently, since 2008, Nokia has been the world’s largest manufacturer of digital cameras.

The world’s biggest cinema screen

The world's biggest cinema screen

Last year in Rosengård, Sweden, Nokia constructed a cinema so large that it had to be assembled and watched outside. The 1,428 square metre (that’s 51 metres x 28 metres) screen was hoisted up in front of a tower block and held in place by two giant cranes, while four XLM HD30 projectors, each weighing 140 kilos, projected the Prince Persia movie onto it.

The world’s most popular mobile phone

Nokia 1100

Of the estimated 5 billion cellphone users worldwide, only a lucky minority have smartphones. But the Nokia 1100 is owned by an incredible 250 million people worldwide, making it the world’s most popular phone.

The world’s smallest stop motion character animation

In an ambitious project the makers of Wallace and Gromit, Aardman Animations combined the might of the Nokia N8′s image capture ability with the concept behind Professor Fletcher’s invention of the CellScope. The result was the fabulous story of Dot.

The world’s most capable multitasking phone

Okay, this one isn’t confirmed by the Book of Guinness World Records, but we’re yet to see any evidence of it being broken. In September 5th 2010, the Nokia E5 ran a massive 74 apps simultaneously. This smashed the previously record of 62 held by a Samsung Omnia HD running on hacked firmware. Now that sure is an amazing amount of multitasking!