This article is about the telecommunications company Nokia. See also the article on the city of Nokia.
Nokia was founded in 1865 as a wood-pulp mill by Fredrik Idestam. The company then expanded into producing rubber products in the Finnish city of Nokia, and began to use Nokia as a brand. After World War II Nokia acquired Finnish Cable Works, a producer of telephone and telegraph cables. In the 1970s Nokia became more involved in the telecommunications industry by developing the Nokia DX 200, a digital switch for telephone exchanges. In the 1980s Nokia got involved in the development of mobile phones for the NMT network, and in the 1990s, the company was streamlined into focusing on mobile phones, mobile phone infrastructure and other telecommunications areas, divesting itself of other items such as televisions and personal computers.
Nokia's global headquarters are at Keilalahti in Espoo, Finland.
Nokia have recently stepped into the mobile gaming device sector with their N-Gage console.
See also: Customizing Nokia mobile phones