Nokia 1011

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Nokia 1011
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Nokia 1011 mobile phone
(connected to charger)
Compatible networksGSM 900
Availability by region10 November 1992
PredecessorNone (First GSM Nokia)
SuccessorNokia 2010
Nokia 2110
RelatedNokia 1610
Mobira Cityman 2000
Form factorBrick
Dimensions195 x 60 x 45mm
(with standard battery and internal antenna)
Operating systemembedded
Memory99-entry Phonebook
BatteryNi-CD 7.2V 900 mAh
Data inputsNumeric keypad
Display2-line, 8-character monochrome LCD with dedicated function symbols
Development statusDiscontinued, extremely rare

The Nokia 1011 (NHE-2X5, NHE-2XN) is the first mass-produced GSM phone. It was sold also as Mobira Cityman 2000. The typenumber refers to the launch date, 10 November 1992.[1]

The black handset measured 195 x 60 x 45 mm and featured a monochrome LCD 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 GSM band. At that time the device cost about 2500 DM[2] (about 1797 euros today).

The phone was able to send and receive SMS messages, even if Nokia says that its model 2110 phone was the first SMS-enabled GSM phone.[citation needed]

Nokia 1011 continued production until 1994, when Nokia 2010 and Nokia 2110 were introduced as successors.


  1. ^ "15 years ago: the first mass-produced GSM phone". The Register. Retrieved 10 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Mobilfunk-Geschichte: Mit dem Telefonkoffer durchs Land" [Mobile History: With phone suitcase throughout the country] (in German). 26 March 2009. Retrieved 10 February 2014.