Back in the 2000s, the mobile market took a deep curve towards change. The average mobile buyer was not happy with just a device that would allow them to make and receive calls and keep them interested in simple portable games. They needed music and video entertainment on their cell phones. This was, of course, buoyed by the launch of the Sony Walkman series phones, in which Sony implemented their Walkman technology into their cell phones, infusing the entire Sony brand name with new life in the mobile market.
During this time, Nokia had launched its 5300 and 5200 series, which was the first taste Nokia users got of the mixture of music and multimedia entertainment on their cell phones. Looking at the positive response, Nokia concentrated on the N series, which was launched in 2005, while the 5300 and the 5200 was launched in 2006 and the results were too great to ignore.
The N Series of Nokia is known as the multimedia models that Nokia provides. This series caters to the customers who wish a lot of features within a set budget. The early Nokia N Series phones doubled up as a camera, an audio player, a video player and also had some formidable internet features. All in all, these were one series of phones that people would want to look for reasons to change - simply because they offered them almost everything that they wanted on an apparently economic price range.
The first phones that came out of the N Series were based on the Symbian 8.1 and the later cell phones used the SymbianOS. Some models of the N Series also run on the Linux based Maemo. The Nokia N 70 runs on Symbian 8.1
What was great about the Nokia N Series phones was that most of them offered some formidable cameras, and all of them had Carl Zeiss lenses. The cell phone camera lens also had some unique covers, which basically clamped shut on the camera lens when it was not in used. The design and the form of the Nokia N Series was quite different, and it seems that this was one series of phones where the Nokia design pundits actually let off their creative stream.
The Nokia N Series of phones are still in high demand, with some discontinued models still being sold in the second hand market. However, the new, enhanced N Series Nokia phones are as much fun to own and use as the previous ones were.