A collection of posts about the Nokia 8000 series of phones which includes the 8110, 8110i and gsm-1800 variants in the form of The Nokia 8146/8148. These were offered by orange uk as the as NK502 and NK503.
It was the first of Nokia’s high-end 8000 series mobile or cell phone and was released in 1996. The 8110i came a little later in 1998.The styling was the first example of a ‘slider’ type form factor with a sliding cover protecting the keypad and extended downwards when in use, which brought the microphone closer to the user’s mouth.
Opening the cover answered an incoming call. The curvature of case, particularly, earned it the nickname banana phone. When released it was aimed at business users and was very much a premium phone and could be seen retailing for several hundred pounds.
This series of video tutorials shows how to refurbish these phones and solder in new placement cells.
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