Nokia through the ages – As Microsoft sets out to buy Nokia, CNN takes a look through some of the Finnish mobile giant's unique designs. Pictured here is the Nokia Mobira Cityman, announced in 1989.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia 1011, announced in 1992. Nokia isn't the first phone company to be bought by Microsoft. It bought Danger in 2008, which it then used to launch the Microsoft Kin phone.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia 2110, from 1994. Nokia, which was the number one seller of mobile phones globally in 2007, had a tough few years before the stewardship of Stephen Elop slowly started to turn it around.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia 8110, announced in 1998. Since its rebirth, Nokia has over taken BlackBerry in around 34 markets, according to the company.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia 3650, introduced in 2003. Analysts say the deal will likely benefit Microsoft in the same way that creating and making smartphones has for Apple.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia 9110i Communicator, released in 2000. As retailers throughout the last century showed, if you make and sell your own products, the margins can be higher, and the profits better.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia 6630, announced 2004. As the world's austerity drive continues, Microsoft will be able to reap rewards once it owns Nokia outright.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia 7280, released in 2004. Not much is likely to change in the short term, but Nokia will more than likely move into the tablet arena a lot quicker, say analysts.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia 7260, from 2004. Microsoft's Surface tablet is likely to be rebranded or ditched completely, in favor of something more Nokia-flavored.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia 5500, announced in 2006. Microsoft will license the Nokia name for the next 10 years.
Nokia through the ages – Nokia N93, from 2006. Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer has announced that he'll be stepping down over the next year. Will Stephen Elop, the former Nokia CEO, one day replace him?