By the time you read this, Nokia as was no longer is, and the one-time mobile giant from Espoo is now part of the massive Microsoft machinery. With it being a byline in the last few years, it's very easy to forget just how big Nokia once was. In fact, for most of the 90s and much of the 00s, Nokia was the mobile phone industry. So while we mourn the passing of a legend, let's take a look at ten of its most notable events. Cue the Top of the Pops countdown music (Gary Davies' voice optional)...

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In at 10, it's Nokia's first big hit, the 101:

Until the early 1990s, mobile phones were little more than radio transmitters and mostly the preserve of the rich. In 1992, Nokia released the 101, one of the first mass market handsets. It was big, analogue (so calls could be snooped on) and insecure, but for many the 101 was a whole new age.

At 9 there's its greatest hits:

As mobiles became mainstream in the late 1990s with the introduction of Pay As You Go, it was Nokia that made the most hay in this sunshine. A triple whammy of 1998's 5110, 1999's 3210 and 2000's 3310 firmly established it as leading mass market phone maker. All three were seemingly indestructible, had swappable covers and - most importantly - they introduced the world to Snake.

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An impressive debut at 8 for the smartphone:

Arguably the first proper smartphone (sorry, IBM), 1996's Nokia 9000 Communicator was the first device to offer web, email, fax and terminal software on the move. Looking like a fat Nokia 2110, it opened in the middle to reveal a QWERTY keyboard and mono screen. Be assured that in 1996, this was amazing. The 9000 was also featured in the movie The Saint. That was terrible.

At number 7, it's down to business with the 6210:

If you were issued a mobile phone by your employer since 2000, there is a very high chance you had a Nokia 6210. The business community's 3210, the 6210 is responsible for 'Bluetooth headset man' among other things, while also packing a modem usable via a serial cable. Again, bulletproof; in fact, many are still working today, 14 years later - this is a world where many modern devices don't work 14 months later.

Stick a minus in front of that 6 - it's cool in here:

Point of fact: after it appeared in The Matrix in 1999, everyone wanted a Nokia 8110, even if the spring loaded cover was an aftermarket add-on made by the props crew. Nokia's coolest device yet.

It's the 7650 getting snap happy at 5:

In 2002, people started doing something odd with their mobiles: taking pictures. The 7650 was Nokia's first device with a camera, as well as being the first Symbian 560 device. This was also Nokia's first mainstream smartphone, though the term wasn't in heavy use then, especially with Windows Mobile being the only real rival. The 7650 wasn't great, but it pointed to the future.

The N Series is in at n-n-n number 4:

Nokia's last great devices, and latterly its downfall, were the N Series. Launched to great fanfare in the mid-2000s, these Symbian smartphones were the logical conclusion of the feature phone design, with the N95 being the pinnacle. Then the iPhone happened, and Nokia's retort, the N97, showed just how ill prepared it. Resistive screens? The descent started here.

N9 doesn't quite hit the top spot at 3:

The 'Look at what you could have won' smartphone, the N9 was Nokia's long-awaited Meego-powered handset. Beautiful, innovative, smart, it was everything Nokia needed to beat the iPhone. Sadly, it launched in mid-20ll, four years after the iPhone. Even Nokia had no faith in it, reusing the polycarbonate shell for the Lumia 800, the company's first Windows Phone product.

The view from number 2 is very pure:

Arguably the company's last genuine innovation, Nokia's leading edge PureView imaging technology is considered the industry's best, and with devices like the Lumia 1020 additionally bolstered by an excellent 20MP camera, the Pure View Lumias were regarded as the best Windows Phone had to offer and were more than enough competition for Apple, HTC, Sony and Samsung.

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And at number one, X marks the hit:
Just to show that Nokia is still capable of being unpredictable (hello, 7280 lipstick phone ...), its last Pre-MS Products were three budget Android smartphones, the Nokia X series. While ostensibly replacements for its Asha budget devices and running a forked and locked-down version of the as, the very fact Nokia flirted with another so close to the wedding was quite unexpected.

So Nokia is no longer a player in the smartphone game. It will live on in feature phones for the developing world, but no longer will it be a name people ask for when looking for a new device. Still, the company can hold its head up high, as many of us will have some sort of Nokia memory, and that's a pretty decent legacy.