The smartphone world came grinding to a halt when Microsoft announced they were purchasing the mobile division of Nokia for a crazy (but well worth it) $7.17 billion. They're not just getting a bunch of indestructable cell phones though: with the purchase, Microsoft is taking on more than 150 years of history. That's right. Nokia has been around since the mid-1800s, having survived thick and thin in a changing world that's always hungry for more technology. As Microsoft readies to suck the soul out of the company when the transaction is completed next year, here are the Most Interesting Things You Didn't Know About Nokia, the company that pushed your phone into becoming what it is today. Respect your elders.
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