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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic: ~65 million
Nokia's 5130 handset was the first music-oriented feature phone out of the Finnish phone maker, and went on to sell in the region of 65 million, based on earlier figures from Nokia. It was particularly popular in emerging markets, thanks to the inclusion of the Opera Mini browser, allowing users to conserve data on the go. But equally, it was popular among Westerners who found the device to be a cheaper 'iPhone' like device — with a mix of high-quality audio and cellular features — albeit without the range of apps, and despite the fact that the iPhone hadn't even been invented by this point.
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Nokia 6010/6020/6030: ~75million
Nokia's sold approximately 75 million of its 6010 entry-level handsets worldwide. While U.S. and European markets were important to the phone maker, emerging markets still — even to this day — hold the vast bulk of Nokia's revenue. The handset started shipping in the second quarter of 2004 and sold out in huge quantities despite not being made available from the networks. There were two additional iterations, the 6020 and the 6030, which also helped sales.
Nokia 1208: ~100 million
An unremarkable, cheap, candybar-shaped phone, the Nokia 1208 was out in 2007 and has since passed the 100 million mark. Thanks to no camera, it was one of the cheapest Nokia phones — indeed of any manufacturer — on the market for some time, costing as low as $34 in India [PDF] and as much as $122 in Singapore. Partially thanks to the success of this phone, Nokia had more than 39 percent market share for the first quarter of 2008, according to Gartner figures.