Each and every of the billions of Nokia mobile phones that has been shipped in the last decade comes with it: The now famous Nokia tune. But do you know where it originally comes from?
Believe it or not, the few notes now known to most people around the globe are from the Valse Grande by Francisco Tárrega, a Spanish composer who lived in Spain between 1852 and 1909. For the details see the Wikipedia entry on Francisco Tárrega and the Nokia Tune.
Thanks to Guy Daniels of Telecom TV, who made me aware of it in his movie ‘Mobile Planet‘, which has been released last week in London. And here’s a link to the trailer, where you can hear, of course, the Nokia tune.