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Nokia 3310 reboot will land next week at MWC

No, it does not run Android Nougat, nor does it feature Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS or 3G connectivity. (Source: NDTV)
No, it does not run Android Nougat, nor does it feature Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS or 3G connectivity. (Source: NDTV)
HMD Global annouced that the classic Nokia 3310 is getting released again after 17 years, cashing in on loyal Nokia fans who have fond memories of using the phone. It is, after all, one of the phones that launched a thousands Nokia memes about how Nokia cellphones are said to be indestructible.

February’s MWC 2017 trade show will be a major event for Nokia devices from the Nokia P1 flaghip to the “retro” Nokia 3310, a well-loved phone from the early 2000s. HMD Global, which licenses the rights to the Nokia brand name from Microsoft, is scheduled to launch a number of Nokia handsets at MWC on February 26 and announce global availability details for the Nokia 6.

Does the Nokia 3310 reboot mean the device is getting hardware improvements? Most likely not. Details about the handset have yet to be released, but rumors say it will cost a little over $60. Nokia fans will no doubt be very pleased to know that one of the brand’s iconic phones is coming back to the market a reasonable price tag.

Part of the Nokia 3310’s widespread appeal that has continued into the present day is its simple and durable design which hearkens back to the early days of compact cellphones. Released in September 2000 with a 48x84 black-and-white screen and 1000 mAh battery, the Nokia 3310 was one of the most successful phones of its time. Though it had no built-in camera, the phone did have one consumer-friendly feature that is increasingly rare today: a removable battery.

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Isaac Brown, 2017-02-20 (Update: 2017-02-20)
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