Nokia 1011 mobile telephone, 1992-1994

Made:
1992-1994 in Germany
maker:
Nokia Corporation

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Nokia 1011 mobile phone, manufactured by Nokia, Germany, 1992-1994. An example of the first mass produced phone to be
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Nokia 1011 mobile phone, manufactured by Nokia, Germany, 1992-1994. An example of the first mass produced phone to be
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Nokia 1011 mobile phone, manufactured by Nokia, Germany, 1992-1994. An example of the first mass produced phone to be available for use on the GSM digital mobile networks.

Nokia 1011 mobile phone, manufactured by Nokia, Germany, 1992-1994.

GSM stands for Global System for Mobile Communications (originally named after the committee that worked on it, Groups Spécial Mobile). GSM was a European standard for early digital mobile networks, meaning that mobile phone users could use their phones across the whole of Europe without having to buy a new handset in every country. A key feature of GSM was the Subscriber Identity Module, commonly known as a SIM card. The Nokia 1011 was the first mass produced GSM mobile phone, and worked in 14 countries when it was released.

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DisplayLocation:
Science Museum, Information Age Gallery: Cell
Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
2013-137
type:
mobile telephone
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • telephone
credit:
Donated by GSMHistory.com
status:
Permanent collection

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