Nokia today announced one of the most significant milestones in its history with the sale of its 1.5 billionth Series 40 mobile phone. The device was sold to a female consumer in the Brazilian city of São Paulo and represents a historic moment as Nokia continues its strategy of connecting the next billion. The device was purchased from a Magazine Luiza store in São Paulo by Mayara Rodrigues.
Interestingly the first Series 40 phone was the Nokia 7110 developed in 1999. The 1.5 billionth phone was a Nokia Asha 303, a touch screen handset with QWERTY keypad designed for web browsing, social networking and gaming, that features pre-installed entertainment and applications such as Angry Birds Lite.