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Series 40, often shortened as S40, is a
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and application
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(UI) software on
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's broad range of mid-tier
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s, as well as on some of the
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line of luxury phones. It was one of the world's most widely used mobile phone platforms and found in hundreds of millions of devices. Nokia announced on 25 January 2012 that the company has sold over 1.5 billion Series 40 devices. It was not used for smartphones, with Nokia turning first to
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, then in 2012–2017 to
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, and most recently
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. However, in 2012 and 2013, several Series 40 phones from the
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line, such as the 308, 309 and 311, were advertised as "
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smartphone
s" although they do not actually support smartphone features like multitasking or a fully fledged
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browser. In 2014,
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acquired Nokia's mobile phones business. As part of a licensing agreement with the company, Microsoft Mobile is allowed to use the Nokia brand on feature phones, such as the Series 40 range. However, a July 2014 company memo revealed that Microsoft would end future production of Series 40 devices. It was replaced by
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.


History

Series 40 was introduced in 1999 with the release of the
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. It had a 96 × 65 pixel monochrome display and was the first phone to come with a WAP browser. Over the years, the S40 UI evolved from a low-resolution UI to a high-resolution color UI with an enhanced graphical look. The third generation of Series 40 that became available in 2005 introduced support for devices with resolutions as high as
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(240×320). It is possible to customize the look and feel of the UI via comprehensive
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. In 2012,
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mobile phones 200/201, 210, , , ,
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,
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,
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and 311 were released and all used Series 40. The final feature phone running Series 40 was the
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Nokia 515
from 2013, running the 6th Edition.


Technical information


Applications

Series 40 provides communication applications such as telephone, Internet telephony (
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), messaging, email client with
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and IMAP4 capabilities and
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web browser
; media applications such as camera, video recorder, music/video player and FM radio; and phonebook and other
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(PIM) applications such as calendar and tasks. Basic file management, like in Series 60, is provided in the Applications and Gallery folders and subfolders. Gallery is also the default location for files transferred over
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to be placed. User-installed applications on Series 40 are generally mobile Java applications. Flash Lite applications are also supported, but mostly used for screensavers.


Web browser

The integrated web browser can access most web content through the service provider's
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gateway. The latest version of Series 40, called Series 40 6th Edition, introduced a new browser based on the
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open source components WebCore and JavaScriptCore. The new browser delivers support for HTML 4.01,
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,
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JavaScript
1.5, and
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. Also, like the higher-end Series 60, Series 40 can run the web browser to enhance the user's web browsing experience. The latest feature phones from the Asha lineup come with the Nokia Xpress Browser which uses proxy servers to compress and optimize web pages in a similar fashion as
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Opera Mini
.


Synchronization

Support for
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synchronization of the address book, calendar and notes with external services is present. However, with many S40 phones, these synchronization settings must be sent via an OTA text message.


Software platform

Series 40 is an
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platform that is open for software development via standard or de facto content and application development technologies. It supports
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s, i.e. Java
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and
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technology, which provide location, communication, messaging, media, and graphics capabilities. S40 also supports Flash Lite applications.


List of devices

The following is a list of Series 40 devices released by Nokia: * Nokia 1xxx series ** * Nokia 2xxx series ** Nokia 2220 slide ** Nokia 2320 classic **
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Nokia 2323 classic
** Nokia 2330 classic ** Nokia 2355 **
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** Nokia 2610 ** **
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Nokia 2630
** Nokia 2650 ** Nokia 2660 ** Nokia 2680 slide **
Nokia 2690 The Nokia 2690 is a mobile phone released by Nokia in March 2010. It operates on GSM frequency bands, GSM quad band frequency 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz, with automatic switching between frequencies. It has dimensions of 107.5 × 45.5 × 13.8&nbs ...

Nokia 2690
**
Nokia 2700 classic The Nokia 2700 classic is a Nokia quad-band GSM cell phone. It has a camera, FM radio, bluetooth connectivity, multimedia playback, and several internet-based applications (web browser, e-mail client, and instant messaging). It is assembled in Roma ...
** ** Nokia 2720 fold **
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Nokia 2730 classic
** ** Nokia 2855 ** Nokia 2855i ** Nokia 2865 ** Nokia 2865i * Nokia 3xxx series **
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** Nokia 3105 ** Nokia 3108 ** Nokia 3109 classic **
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Nokia 3110 classic
** Nokia 3110 Evolve ** ** Nokia 3120 classic ** Nokia 3125 ** Nokia 3128 ** Nokia 3152 ** Nokia 3155 ** Nokia 3155i **
Nokia 3200 The Nokia 3200 is a mobile phone by Nokia, part of the Nokia Expression (youth) series and announced on 12 September 2003. It is based on the Nokia Series 40 platform. The phone is an update of the Nokia 3100, while adding features from the Nokia 7 ...

Nokia 3200
** Nokia 3205 **
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Nokia 3220
** ** ** Nokia 3500 classic ** ** Nokia 3530 ** Nokia 3555 ** Nokia 3585i ** Nokia 3586 ** Nokia 3586i ** Nokia 3587 ** Nokia 3587i ** **
Nokia 3600 slide The Nokia 3600 slide is a mobile phone by Nokia that was released in August 2008. The phone runs the Nokia Series 40, Series 40 3rd Edition platform. This is classed as the 'low end version' of the Nokia 6600 slide, its major difference being the ...
** Nokia 3610 ** Nokia 3710 fold ** * Nokia 5xxx series ** Nokia 5000 ** Nokia 5070 **
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** Nokia 5130 XpressMusic **
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Nokia 5140
** Nokia 5140i ** ** Nokia 5220 XpressMusic ** Nokia 5300 XpressMusic ** Nokia 5310 XpressMusic ** Nokia 5330 XpressMusic ** Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition ** Nokia 5610 XpressMusic * Nokia 6xxx series **
Nokia 6010 The Nokia 6010 is an entry-level mobile phone with a Nokia Series 40 96 × 65 color user interface. Released in 2004, it operates on North American GSM-1900 and GSM-850 networks. General Packet Radio Service, GPRS is used for data transmission an ...
** Nokia 6012 ** Nokia 6015 ** Nokia 6015i **
Nokia 6020 Power (3,5 mm) and data connectors The Nokia 6020 and 6021 are feature phones made by Nokia, running the Series 40 platform. The Nokia 6020 has a camera and no Bluetooth support, while the Nokia 6021 has Bluetooth and does not have a camera. Th ...

Nokia 6020
** ** ** Nokia 6060 **
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Nokia 6070
** Nokia 6080 ** Nokia 6085 ** Nokia 6086 **
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Nokia 6100
**
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Nokia 6101
** Nokia 6102 ** Nokia 6102i **
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** Nokia 6108 ** ** Nokia 6125 ** Nokia 6126 **
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** Nokia 6131 NFC ** Nokia 6133 ** Nokia 6136 ** Nokia 6151 ** Nokia 6152 **
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** Nokia 6155i ** Nokia 6165 ** Nokia 6170 ** ** Nokia 6208 classic ** Nokia 6212 classic ** Nokia 6216 classic ** Nokia 6220 ** Nokia 6225 **
Nokia 6230 The Nokia 6230 is a mobile phone based on the Nokia Series 40 platform. It was announced on 28 October 2003 and released in February 2004. The 6230 is business-styled but it does feature a VGA resolution digital camera, video camera, a music play ...

Nokia 6230
** ** ** ** Nokia 6235 ** Nokia 6235i ** Nokia 6255 ** Nokia 6260 slide ** Nokia 6263 ** Nokia 6265 ** Nokia 6265i ** Nokia 6267 ** Nokia 6270 ** Nokia 6275 ** Nokia 6275i ** ** Nokia 6282 ** **
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Nokia 6300
**
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**
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Nokia 6301
**
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** Nokia 6303i classic ** Nokia 6350 ** Nokia 6500 classic ** Nokia 6500 slide ** Nokia 6555 ** Nokia 6585 ** Nokia 6560 ** Nokia 6600 fold ** Nokia 6600 slide ** Nokia 6600i ** Nokia 6610 ** Nokia 6610i ** Nokia 6750 Mural ** Nokia 6800 ** Nokia 6810 ** Nokia 6820 ** Nokia 6822 * Nokia 7xxx series: ** Nokia 7020 ** Nokia 7100 Supernova ** Nokia 7200 ** Nokia 7210 ** Nokia 7210 Supernova ** Nokia 7230 ** Nokia 7250 ** Nokia 7260 ** Nokia 7270 ** Nokia 7280 ** Nokia 7310 Supernova ** Nokia 7360 ** Nokia 7370 ** Nokia 7373 ** Nokia 7380 ** Nokia 7390 ** Nokia 7500 Prism ** Nokia 7510 Supernova ** Nokia 7600 ** Nokia 7610 Supernova ** Nokia 7900 Prism, Crystal Prism * Nokia 8xxx series ** Nokia 8600 Luna ** Nokia 8800 ** Nokia 8800 Sirocco ** Nokia 8800 Arte ** Nokia 8800 Sapphire Arte ** Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte * Nokia Cseries: ** Nokia C1-01 ** Nokia C1-02 ** Nokia C2-00 ** Nokia C2-01 ** Nokia C2-02 ** Nokia C2-03 ** Nokia C2-05 ** Nokia C2-06 ** Nokia C3-00 ** Nokia C3-01 * Nokia Xseries(Not to be confused with Nokia X Family): ** Nokia X2-00 ** Nokia X2-01 ** Nokia X2-02 ** Nokia X3-00 ** Nokia X3-02 *
Nokia Asha The Nokia Asha series was a range of low-end feature phones produced and marketed by Nokia. The name "Asha" came from the Hindi word meaning "hope". On 3 September 2013, Microsoft announced its purchase of Nokia's mobile device business, with ...
series ** Nokia Asha 200/201 ** Nokia Asha 202 ** Nokia Asha 203 ** Nokia Asha 205 ** Nokia Asha 210 ** Nokia Asha 300 ** Nokia Asha 302 ** Nokia Asha 303 ** Nokia Asha 305 ** Nokia Asha 306 ** Nokia Asha 308 ** Nokia Asha 309 ** Nokia Asha 310 ** Nokia Asha 311


See also

* Nokia X platform * Series 20 * Series 30 *
Series 30+ Series 30+ (abbreviated as S30+) is a software platform and application user interface used for Nokia-branded mobile devices. The platform was introduced by Nokia in September 2013, first appearing on the Nokia 108, and has been the main Nokia fe ...
* S60 (software platform), Series 60 * Series 80 (software platform), Series 80 * Series 90 (software platform), Series 90


References

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