# 0029

Nokia 3210 and Nokia C5-00

Artefacto, Montagem de items, Comum, Comprado, Espaço Privado, Metal (cobre, ferro, ligas, aço, etc.), Séculos

Dados Sócio-culturias

Usos Históricos

The Finnish company Nokia created a vast range of affordable, usable and highly distinctive mobile phone designs in the late 1990s and early 2000s, moving into early smart phones and developing GSM, 3G, LTE standards that created a world leader in mobile telecommunications.

Impacto Histórico

For Finns, Nokia changed their domestic economic landscape and put Finland on the world map of telecommunications. The cultural and economic impact of Nokia was enormous, so it was an equally large shock when Nokia sold their mobile telecommunications division to Microsoft Mobile in 2014.

Usos Presentes

Both these phone models, even though they are 22 and 11 years old, respectively, are still usable today. The Nokia C5-00 is classified as an early smart phone but, clearly, has very limited features compared to the latest generation of 5G phones from various manufacturers. Today, Nokia concentrates on building 5G networks.

Dados Técnicos

Classe de Material

Metal (cobre, ferro, ligas, aço, etc.)

Dados Geográficos Bio-temporais

Tempo de residência (Quando tempo é que a matéria/material/artefacto se mantém num estado inalterado numa localização/contexto/sistema antes da sua degradação?)


Como é que o item afeta o ambiente no qual existe?


Dados Ontológicos-cosmológicos


Como é que gostaria de estar com este artefacto/material/ser vivo/matéria?

I would like to see both these phones fully recycled, with all useful minerals and metals recovered for using in new generations of telecommunications or IT products.

O que é que o ser humano pode devolver a este artefacto/material/ser vivo/matéria?

We can give it back to Nokia to recover and recycle all components so they reduce their harm to the environment. The company produced hundreds of thousands of phones yet despite legislation in the European Union (the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment - WEEE - Directive became law in 2002 and was tightened in 2012) most waste is exported for treatment outside the EU. This needs to change.