Once probably one of the top mobile phone manufacturers, NOKIA is still a strong player in the industry.
NOKIA mobiles date back to the 80s and the company dominated the sales of mid-90's and the first years of the century.
Although NOKIA smartphones do not sell as much as other brands, there are millions of loyal followers. Many are using NOKIA handsets for more than 20 years. (click here for the full range).
For many years the company dominated the smartphone market with the Symbian operating system. In 2006, Symbian had 73% of the smartphone market while in 2012 that share had dropped to 4.4%.
Click here to see the full range of NOKIA handsets between 1984 to 2006.
However the fall in sales does not mean that there are no Symbian devices out there. A lot of the first generation smartphones are still in use as disposable or burner phones, which means that they are more likely to be involved in criminal activity of any magnitude. This means that while keeping up with developments, a professional investigator must be able to use the tools available to their arsenal with old and legacy devices.
Strathclyde Forensics maintains its proficiency in dealing with legacy devices. We maintain regular exercises on investigating first generation smartphones and older legacy ones. In fact our fist mobile phone examination was of a Nokia (Symbian) device.