Nokia 1011 mobile phone
(connected to charger)
|Compatible networks||GSM 900|
|Predecessor||None (First GSM Nokia)|
|Related||Mobira Cityman 2000,
|Dimensions||195 x 60 x 45mm
(with standard battery and internal antenna)
|Battery||Ni-CD 7.2V 900 mAh|
|Data inputs||Numeric keypad|
|Display||2-line, 8-character monochrome LCD with dedicated function symbols|
|Development status||Discontinued, extremely rare|
The black handset measured 195 x 60 x 45mm and featured a monochrome LCD display and an extendable antenna. The memory could hold 99 phone numbers. It did not yet employ Nokia's characteristic ringtone: that was only introduced in 1994. The phone operated in the 900 MHz band; existing units still function on GSM 900 networks. At that time the device cost about 2500 DM (€1278.22, not accounting for inflation).
In historical terms the Motorola MicroTAC and Nokia 1011 need to be set side by side. Together they tell the tale of two company strategies at the point of transition from analogue to digital mobile technology. Few would argue that the analogue Motorola MicroTAC was not the better mobile phone both technically and in terms of style. Yet for Nokia the one design to the new GSM standard opened up a market in over 14 countries; whereas for Motorola, each new analogue market necessitated a significant re-design.
The Nokia 1011 continued production until 1994, when Nokia 2110 was introduced as a successor.
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