GLOBAL – We’ve posted thousands of stories throughout the year to inform, enlighten and even entertain you. And today we can present the most read-articles of 2011, month by month.
In January, Phil Schwarzmann jumped on a plane to Las Vegas for the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). While Nokia didn’t have a traditional booth at the show, they were on hand to meet developers, customers and partners to talk business.
February turned out to be huge in terms of news. It was the month Nokia declared its primary smartphone operating system (OS) would move from Symbian and/or MeeGo to Windows Phone – the first time in Nokia’s history that an in-house OS would not be used for their products.
Nokia has consistently made it clear that they plan to connect the next billion people to each other and the rest of the world. The Nokia X1-00 is one such phone that’s built for the next billion and aimed at music lovers everywhere. Priced at €35, this phone has shown to be a real hit with our readers.
When we first brought you news about the new Symbian Anna OS, it marked a big change in Nokia’s strategy in updating the existing Symbian platform. With a new name came new features and improvements that we explained in detail, with loads of screenshots.
Dual-SIM phones proved to be a real hit with our readers, and the Nokia X1-01 and Nokia C2-00 were no exception. Both phones offer a way of connecting to people using two SIM cards that are connected to the network at the same time. These phones also have the ability to remember the settings of up to five different SIM cards.
Our most popular story in June was the launch of the Nokia C2-03, another Dual-SIM, Series 40 phone that also has Touch and Type technology. Receiving nearly 500 comments, this continues to keep people engaged.
Right after we announced the Nokia N9, Ian was lucky enough to get his hands on one and spend two weeks with a prototype version. He examined the hardware, the software and everything in between to give a full in-depth review that encouraged people to leave over two hundred comments.
After Symbian Anna came Symbian Belle, an update that brought even more improvements including newly designed icons, toggling home screen widgets and even full NFC support for all relevant devices. With heaps of screenshots and a video, there’s plenty to keep people informed.
When we brought you news that the Nokia N9 began shipping, you were all appropriately delighted, as were we. Available in black, cyan and magenta with 16GB and 64GB storage options, the N9 became an overnight sensation. No wonder our post was so popular.
Back in September, Nokia held a competition to see if somebody could come up with an alternative remix of the Nokia Tune. The winner was Valerio Alessandro Sizzi, with the Nokia Tune Dubstep Edition. Some mistakenly thought this was supposed to replace Nokia’s iconic ringtone. As if!
Everybody loves looking to the future and imagining high-tech worlds where people wear shiny suits made of foil. Nokia similarly looks to the future and has created a concept phone called Nokia GEM, a phone where every surface is a touchscreen. Take a look, if you haven’t already.
Yet another Dual-SIM phone makes it to our best story list. This time it’s the Nokia X2-02 with its easy-swap sim function and Play via Radio feature that enables you to transmit music over a music system, car stereo or even another mobile phone.
Keep revisiting us in the New Year for even more stories that will amaze you.