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Finland is way behind in smartphones, thanks to Nokia

Finnish digital technology analyst Horace Dediu made this cool chart showing how much slower smartphone adoption has gone in Finland than in other Nordic countries:

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Interestingly, this isn't because Finland is a backward or benighted place. It's almost certainly the opposite — Finland is home to Nokia, which was the dominant mobile phone maker of the early 21st century but has struggled to make a touchscreen device that people enjoy. But as the rest of the world started to turn to iPhones and Android-powered devices, the deep ties between Finland and Nokia encouraged people to stick with feature phones even as other countries were moving on.