The history of Nokia phones - Movie Edition

(Image) [Credit: Paramount Pictures] 

The history of Nokia phones - Movie Edition

matteo.m matteo.m
✭✭  /  edited February 1

[Credit: Paramount Pictures]

 

Hello Nokia phone fans, we’re back with another trip down memory lane inspired by the 10 Year Challenge. We’ve all heard about the famous banana phone appearing in The Matrix, but where else have Nokia phones popped up in pop culture?


More than just a brand that offers cutting-edge design and pushes the mobile phone industry forward, Nokia phones have appeared on our screens more times than we can count. With this in mind, here’s a brief history of where the Nokia name has made a mark on Hollywood.

 

Lethal Weapon (1987) -- Nokia Mobira Talkman

 Image result for nokia mobira talkman lethal weapon

An early example of Nokia technology saw Danny Glover pick up a Mobira Talkman in Lethal Weapon. When he wasn’t fighting drug traffickers in Los Angeles, Glover’s Roger Murtaugh was making calls on the supersized phone.

 

The Saint (1997) -- Nokia Communicator 9000

 Image result for the saint nokia phone

The Nokia Communicator 9000 made a name for itself as one of the market’s first smartphones. Packing a punch (as well as a hefty price tag), the Nokia Communicator 9000 became even more famous when Val Kilmer used one in the 1997 remake of The Saint.

 

The Matrix (1999) -- Nokia 8110

 Image result for matrix phone nokia

Probably the most famous Nokia phone to feature on our screens was the Nokia 8110 in The Matrix. The futuristic action movie featured a modified version of the Nokia 8110, aka banana phone and was used by Keanu Reeves. The Nokia 8110 has become one of Nokia’s most iconic models, which is exactly why we selected it to join our Classics family with the New Nokia 8110.

 

Charlie’s Angels (2000) -- Nokia 8210

 

At the turn of the century, Nokia worked hand in hand with McG’s Charlie’s Angels. Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore all helped promote the petite handset while the titular Angels worked hard to save the world. When the phone was launched, it even came with customized Charlie’s Angels branding.

 

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) -- Nokia 770

 

Even superhero movies aren’t exempt from featuring Nokia phones. 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer featured Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic. Richards put his brilliant brain to good use and ran his various machines through a Nokia 770.

 

The Dark Knight (2008) -- Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

 

You could barely move in 2008’s The Dark Knight without coming across Nokia phones.  A prototype version of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was used by Bruce Wayne, while elsewhere, everyone from Morgan Freeman’s Lucius Fox to Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordon picked up a Nokia handset.

 

Star Trek (2009) -- Nokia ringtone

 

That iconic Nokia ringtone can be heard in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot. Chris Pine took on the role of James T. Kirk and when behind the wheel during a high-speed chase, the unmistakable sound of Francisco Tárrega’s “Gran Vals” -- albeit a futuristic version -- can be heard.

 

Tron: Legacy (2010) -- Nokia N8

 Image result for tron legacy nokia

As the long-awaited sequel to Tron, 2010’s Tron: Legacy featured Garrett Hedlund as the lead and a de-aged Jeff Bridges. When Hedlund’s Sam Flynn went in search of his missing father, he used a Nokia N8 to bypass the security systems.


Transformers 3: The Dark of the Moon (2011) -- Nokia X7

 Image result for transformer nokia

When the Transformers movies were still being led by Shia LaBeouf, the Nokia X7 had an impressive cameo in the third movie. Nokia even held an exclusive premiere of Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon to help promote the Nokia N7.

 

Man of Steel (2013) -- Nokia Lumia 925

Image result for Man of Steel 2013 -- Nokia Lumia 925

When Zack Snyder tried to kickstart Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe, an exclusive partnership with Nokia meant the brand appeared all over the superhero blockbuster. There was a special app created for the movie, limited edition Man of Steel covers for the Nokia Lumia 925, and Nokia was a big presence at the movie’s world premiere in New York.

 

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) -- Nokia Lumia 930

Image result for mission impossible nokia lumia 

The Mission: Impossible movies are notorious for their product placement, but did you spot the Nokia Lumia 930 in the fifth movie? Jeremy Renner was new to the franchise and can be seen getting to grips with the Nokia Lumia 930.

 

Now you know where to find some of these classic Nokia handsets, you can go back and see for yourselves. Did you know Nokia phones were in so many movies and shows? Let us know in the comments below.


Comments

  • Kartik Gada Kartik Gada
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    Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani (2013) - Nokia Lumia 720, Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 PureView  :) 
  • thanoofnaina thanoofnaina
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    Film - Chennai Express 2013
    #SRK 
    #Nokia Lumia 920😍😍

    👉

    😂😂cant forget this scene....😍😍😍
  • nitheesh nitheesh
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    Nokia Mobile | A Film by Arto Koskinen

  • nitheesh nitheesh
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    The Nokia Lumia 710, as seen in Flo Rida’s Wild Ones ft. Sia video.

    Swedish electronic rock band, Gravitonas three-minute video of Call Your Name shows a cyan Nokia Lumia 800 being used with the Nokia Music service

    In what is a rather cool sic-fi music video, M83’s ‘Reunion’ features a white Nokia Lumia 800. Nokia Drive is used to navigate the government officials to some telekinetic alien children.

  • gvon18 gvon18
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    Music video filmed entirely using my favorite phone. The lumia 1020
  • singhnsk singhnsk
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    Yeh Jawaani hai Deewani (2013) - Nokia Lumia 720, Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia 808 PureView  :) 
    Please include movie clips if you find them :)
  • singhnsk singhnsk
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    On a side note, I'm looking forward to seeing more such collaborations with production houses. While the Nokia today isn't as big as it was a few years ago, small steps can take us to a higher place!
  • gvon18 gvon18
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    I believe that Nokia is still in the heart of everyone. We just need it to light it up.  :)
  • fahad fahad
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    matteo.m said:

    [Credit: Paramount Pictures]

     

    Hello Nokia phone fans, we’re back with another trip down memory lane inspired by the 10 Year Challenge. We’ve all heard about the famous banana phone appearing in The Matrix, but where else have Nokia phones popped up in pop culture?


    More than just a brand that offers cutting-edge design and pushes the mobile phone industry forward, Nokia phones have appeared on our screens more times than we can count. With this in mind, here’s a brief history of where the Nokia name has made a mark on Hollywood.

     

    Lethal Weapon (1987) -- Nokia Mobira Talkman

     Image result for nokia mobira talkman lethal weapon

    An early example of Nokia technology saw Danny Glover pick up a Mobira Talkman in Lethal Weapon. When he wasn’t fighting drug traffickers in Los Angeles, Glover’s Roger Murtaugh was making calls on the supersized phone.

     

    The Saint (1997) -- Nokia Communicator 9000

     Image result for the saint nokia phone

    The Nokia Communicator 9000 made a name for itself as one of the market’s first smartphones. Packing a punch (as well as a hefty price tag), the Nokia Communicator 9000 became even more famous when Val Kilmer used one in the 1997 remake of The Saint.

     

    The Matrix (1999) -- Nokia 8110

     Image result for matrix phone nokia

    Probably the most famous Nokia phone to feature on our screens was the Nokia 8110 in The Matrix. The futuristic action movie featured a modified version of the Nokia 8110, aka banana phone and was used by Keanu Reeves. The Nokia 8110 has become one of Nokia’s most iconic models, which is exactly why we selected it to join our Classics family with the New Nokia 8110.

     

    Charlie’s Angels (2000) -- Nokia 8210

     

    At the turn of the century, Nokia worked hand in hand with McG’s Charlie’s Angels. Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu, and Drew Barrymore all helped promote the petite handset while the titular Angels worked hard to save the world. When the phone was launched, it even came with customized Charlie’s Angels branding.

     

    Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) -- Nokia 770

     

    Even superhero movies aren’t exempt from featuring Nokia phones. 2007’s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer featured Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic. Richards put his brilliant brain to good use and ran his various machines through a Nokia 770.

     

    The Dark Knight (2008) -- Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

     

    You could barely move in 2008’s The Dark Knight without coming across Nokia phones.  A prototype version of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was used by Bruce Wayne, while elsewhere, everyone from Morgan Freeman’s Lucius Fox to Gary Oldman’s Commissioner Gordon picked up a Nokia handset.

     

    Star Trek (2009) -- Nokia ringtone

     

    That iconic Nokia ringtone can be heard in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot. Chris Pine took on the role of James T. Kirk and when behind the wheel during a high-speed chase, the unmistakable sound of Francisco Tárrega’s “Gran Vals” -- albeit a futuristic version -- can be heard.

     

    Tron: Legacy (2010) -- Nokia N8

     Image result for tron legacy nokia

    As the long-awaited sequel to Tron, 2010’s Tron: Legacy featured Garrett Hedlund as the lead and a de-aged Jeff Bridges. When Hedlund’s Sam Flynn went in search of his missing father, he used a Nokia N8 to bypass the security systems.


    Transformers 3: The Dark of the Moon (2011) -- Nokia X7

     Image result for transformer nokia

    When the Transformers movies were still being led by Shia LaBeouf, the Nokia X7 had an impressive cameo in the third movie. Nokia even held an exclusive premiere of Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon to help promote the Nokia N7.

     

    Man of Steel (2013) -- Nokia Lumia 925

    Image result for Man of Steel 2013 -- Nokia Lumia 925

    When Zack Snyder tried to kickstart Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe, an exclusive partnership with Nokia meant the brand appeared all over the superhero blockbuster. There was a special app created for the movie, limited edition Man of Steel covers for the Nokia Lumia 925, and Nokia was a big presence at the movie’s world premiere in New York.

     

    Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015) -- Nokia Lumia 930

    Image result for mission impossible nokia lumia 

    The Mission: Impossible movies are notorious for their product placement, but did you spot the Nokia Lumia 930 in the fifth movie? Jeremy Renner was new to the franchise and can be seen getting to grips with the Nokia Lumia 930.

     

    Now you know where to find some of these classic Nokia handsets, you can go back and see for yourselves. Did you know Nokia phones were in so many movies and shows? Let us know in the comments below.


    Katy Perry's 'Roar' features the Lumia 1020 too.
  • TabreezSuhan TabreezSuhan
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    My favourite is n73,5800 n nokia8...ever green
  • madbilly madbilly
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    Great thread @matteo.m ! I'm very impressed with all the film's that everyone is referencing. I wonder if HMD have a movie deal for the Nokia 9 PureView?! :D
  • Focus (2015)
  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    and many,many more...
    NOKIA 7610-CATWOMEN(2004);
    NOKIA N8-TRON(2010);
    NOKIA N8 CONCEPT -REAL STEEL 1;
    NOKIA 8910i-TRANSPORTER 2(2005)| BAD BOYS 2(2003);
    NOKIA 9210 COMMUNICATOR-TERMINATOR 3 Rise of the Machines the Terminatrix (T-X), played by Kristanna Loken, hijacks a silver Lexus SC 430 and uses a Nokia 9210 inside the car to dial-up a remote link to a local phone systems server     and nokia 8310 used by KATE CONNOR;
    NOKIA N76 STAR TREK PROTOTYP-STAR TREK;
    NOKIA 5800 XpressMusic,NOKIA 8800 CLASSIC,NOKIA 5140 and NOKIA 6630 used by commissioner James Gordon  -"Batman – The Dark Knight "2008;
    NOKIA 8800 CLASSIC-THE ISLAND(2005)...when clone Lincoln 6 Echo found his "sponsor" Tom Lincoln at his apt and Tom Lincoln tried to call the Insurance Policy company to complain;
    NOKIA 6300-Yes Man (2008)with Jim Carrey;
    NOKIA E 71-The A-Team (2010);
    NOKIA N 92-MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3,used by Tom Cruise;
    NOKIA 3310-"The Italian Job" (2003) used by MARKY MARK(WAHLBERG);
    NOKIA 3650-in the movie "ENTOURAGE(2004) used by Jerry Ferrara;
    NOKIA 7200-TRANSPORTER 2(2005);
    NOKIA 7650-"TOMB RIDER-THE CRANDLE OF LIFE" 2003
    NOKIA E6- FAST AND FURIOUS 6(2013);

    NOKIA 6100 in ARMAGEDDON(2008);

    ...







  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    NOKIA 6100 ARMAGEDDON(1998)
  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    Nokia N95 8GB - Simon Cowell's American Idol


  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    NOKIA 7610 CATWOMEN(2004)
  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    NOKIA 9210 communicator,TERMINATOR 3 Rise of the Machines



  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    NOKIA 8910i TRANSPORTER 2


  • neng neng
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    @madbilly, I think we should wait until Nokia 9 Pureview is officially announced before it can be considered to use in films... of course if speculations surrounding the rumours are true then who knows, we might get to see it somewhere in Hollywood  ;)
  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    NOKIA 6600-Cellular(2004)

    This action packed hit features a mobile phone as its main character. The plot is centred on a young man who receives a random call from a kidnapped Kim Basinger on his Nokia 6600. He has to stay on the line during his search for her with any battery or signal trouble resulting in her death.

    Nokia made sure their then leading mobile got plenty of up close screen time. In one early scene the soon to be hero receives a video message featuring a bikini clad girl with the sender stating “this is the single greatest phone ever made”. Have a guess at how much that line would have cost Nokia!


  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    Nokia 232N used by Ving Rhames in Mission: Impossible (1996)
  • I love my Nokia
  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    Nokia 100(1993),Doctor Dolittle
  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    NOKIA 8910 -BAD BOYS 2(2003) used by Will Smith
  • cosminflorin cosminflorin
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    2011,NOKIA N8 CONCEPT(NOKIA ATLANTIC )-Real Steel

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