April 25, 2014

Farewell Nokia: The rise and fall of a mobile pioneer

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On Friday, the once-staid Finnish company confirmed that it had completed the sale of substantially its entire devices and services business to Microsoft.

Nokia was once a dominant force in the wireless world. CNET takes a look at its successes -- and what went wrong.

quotemarksright.jpgNext to Motorola, which invented the mobile handset, there was no bigger name in the business than Nokia. The company has been on such a steady downward slide over the past six years that it's easy to forget how dominant and long-lasting its reign was over the cellphone business. Nokia at its peak in 2007 controlled 41 percent of the market.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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