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April Fools' Day 2018: Nokia 2010 remake allegedly in the works

Nokia 2010 phone from 1994 to get a HMD Global-made remake (Source: Mustaraamattu)
Nokia 2010 (Source: Mustaraamattu)
Not long after HMD Global managed to bring back two classic Nokia phones, namely the 3310 and the 8110, we hear that another iconic handset will be revived by the current owners of the Nokia brand. This is the Nokia 2010, a handset that was introduced in 1994 and is widely recognized as the first mobile phone that made it easy to write messages.

Although many smartphone users were not even born back in 1994, HMD Global is currently working on the return of another iconic Nokia phone that was originally released more than two decades ago. After the Nokia 3310 and the "Banana phone" Nokia 8110 were revived, the Nokia 2010 is now on its way to being brought back to life.

According to an anonymous insider who spoke to Android Authority, "the revamped Nokia 2010 will launch next year to mark the 25th anniversary of the first handset" and will feature 4G LTE connectivity, as well as a slightly updated design and a color display. In terms of software, the "new" phone is expected to run on the same mobile operating system as the other members of the Classics lineup, but it might also feature support for modern apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook.

The exclusive report mentioned above also mentions the Nokia A10 name and a few color options, including red, yellow, and black. So far, so good, but we should not forget that yesterday was the 1st of April and the image that Android Authority posted claiming it to be the revamped design looks like the original Nokia 2010 without an antenna and some in-game image placed (not-so-well) on top of the original display. Nevertheless, it was a good try.

If we leave the April Fools' Day joke aside, what classic Nokia phone would you like to see revived by HMD Global next? Before you share your thoughts with us in the comments section, maybe you want to see a rather recent review of the Nokia 2010. Can you imagine anyone reviewing one of today's smartphones in 2045?

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-04- 2 (Update: 2018-04- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.