Nokia Has Sold 1.5 Billion Series 40 Mobiles

By Gary Cutlack on at

While we've been spending the last few years being excited about iPhones and hundreds of different Android models, Nokia has been slowly ratcheting up an incredible milestone with its Series 40 handsets -- now claiming to have sold 1.5 billion of them.

If Nokia's press department is to be believed, the buyer of the 1,500,000,000th Series 40 model was the suspiciously photogenic Mayara Rodrigues from São Paulo, Brazil, who was more than happy to ignore peer pressure and make her new telephone a Nokia Asha 303.

It may not be a full-power modern smartphone, but it does at least have Angry Birds pre-loaded. [Nokia]