If there’s one thing that sticks with me though, it’s the fact that Nokia’s phones were always rugged, reliable devices that stuck with me through thick and thin. They could take any amount of abuse, abuse that I’d be horrified to subject any of today’s phones to.

The Microsoft buy-out and Microsoft’s initial, aggressive push for Windows Phone adoption brought some relief to the company. The Lumia 820, 920 and 1020 series saw a taste of success, but fortunes again declined thereafter.