Nokia 5190

Mobile Phone



This mobile phone was used during Romantic Detachment at MoMA P.S.1, 2004. Nokia 5190 is a variant on the Nokia 5110 GSM mobile phone model, first released in 1998. At one point the 5110 was said to be the most popular mobile telephone in the world. It was famously used by the character Agent Dana Scully of the X-Files television series.

Although considered bulky by today's ultra-slim standards, the Nokia 5110/5190 was rugged, had excellent battery life and was one of the first phones to feature the game "Snake". The phone was discontinued in 2001, being replaced by other slimmer, more compact mobiles.