Nokia exec praises Brazilian...
...for purchase of 1.5 millionth S40 handset
Nokia has shipped 1.5bn Series 40 handsets, the milestone unit being snatched up by a Brazilian lass, 21-year-old Mayara Rodrigues.
The Finnish phone giant has been selling S40 phones since 1999, when it rolled out the Nokia 7110, the first mobile with a WAP browser - remember that?
Nokia's latest S40: Asha
Nokia has been tweaking the OS and releasing mobiles - 150 models in total - based upon it ever since. It claimed its still selling 12 S40 phones every second, mostly in the developing world.
Nokia reckons half of those 1.5 billion S40 handsets are still in use. ®
Do you want to correct that Tag line?
Seriously - yer wanna? :)
I did a quick Google search on the young lady's name but since I'm at work I didn't click on Images...
The real 1.5 billionth customer was Warren Fugg, a 53-year-old accounts clerk, WoW player and weekend naturist who says he is "single but looking".
They saw that she would look good in a publicity photo and then they knew she was the 1.5 billionth.
Using the same calculation as the UN...
... who calculated the 7 billionth human being by picking a random name out of a hat and with a margin of +/- 1 year.
You know, using a nice accurate, scientific method ;-)