Nokia 8110

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Nokia 8110
Nokia 8110.jpg
Manufacturer Nokia
Compatible networks GSM 900
Availability by country Discontinued
Form factor Candybar
Dimensions 141 x 48 x 25 mm
Weight 145 g
Memory No
Removable storage No
Battery Slim 400 mAh Li-Ion,
Extended 900 mAh Li-Ion
Display Monochrome
External display No
Rear camera No
Front camera No

Nokia 8110 was the first of Nokia's high-end, 8xxx series of phones released in 1996. Its distinctive styling was the first example of a 'slider' form factor. A sliding cover protected the keypad when being carried in the pocket and extended downwards in use, bringing the microphone closer to the mouth.[1] The action of opening the cover also answered an incoming call. The prominent curvature of the case, particularly when open, earned it the nickname "banana phone".

Initially priced at a little bit less than EUR 1000,[citation needed] it was designed for the business market and was one of the smallest and lightest phones on the market, but still had better battery life than its predecessor Nokia 2110.

The improved model 8110i was the first phone with the SSMS (Smart SMS) engine. The handsets could be updated OTA (Over The Air) with an intelligent menu structure, which allowed simple information input, input which was sent through a simple structured text message to an MT receiver. This station could interpret information and a structured text message back to the handset. Ring tone receiving by SMS was also part of the smart messaging protocol, so 8110i was also the first mobile phone to support it.

Nokia later stopped marketing Smart messaging and concentrated on the upcoming WAP standard, but has not dropped smart messaging support from new phones.

The phone was featured in the science fiction action film The Matrix (1999)[2][3] with an addition of a spring-loaded slider, to open itself for heightened dramatic effect. This spring-loading would be later incorporated into Nokia's second phone with a slider, the 7110.

Variants[edit]

  • The Nokia 8146/8148 for the GSM-1800 band.
The model was offered by Orange UK as NK502 and NK503 with a SIM lock.

Codes for Nokia 8110[edit]

  • *#06# - displays IMEI number
  • *#8110# - displays version number
The Nokia 8110i with half-opened sliding cover.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Nokia 8110 - a New Generation Mobile Phone" (Press release). Nokia. 1996-09-09. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  2. ^ "The Nokia 8110 - a New Generation Mobile Phone" (Press release). Nokia. 1996-09-09. Retrieved 2012-08-18. 
  3. ^ Anderson, William (2005-11-14). "That Damn Matrix Phone". Retrieved 2012-08-18. 

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