Finland creates its own emojis for Nokia, saunas and headbangers

Behold the power of cartoon icons. Finland unveils national emojis, hotels let you order room service by texting emojis, and a wireless emoji keyboard is a dream for power users.

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Finland created its own set of official emoji icons to represent the country. (Because the world could use more heavy-metal emoji.)

Watch CNET Update to learn about the latest ways that emoji are influencing culture. Hotels are taking room service orders by with the text message icons, and now there are emoji wireless keyboards so you can send tacos and unicorns faster than your friends:

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