Nostalgic Nokia 3310 now available (but not numerous)
The original Nokia 3310 was released in 2000 and gained something of a cult status due to its near omnipresence (126 million sold worldwide — unheard of for the time) and rugged durability. If you mentioned the brand name a year ago to someone over the age of 20, two things would have likely happened: they'd get a bit misty-eyed with nostalgia, and they'd mention Snake. Earlier this year, HMD Global, the Finnish company with the rights to the Nokia name, capitalized on the cult-like status of the Nokia feature-phone by teasing a revival of the Nokia 3310 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Today, the new Nokia 3310 goes on sale in the UK.
The new 3310 sports an updated chassis in a variety of sprightly colors, a 2.4-inch display at 320 x 240 resolution, a 2-megapixel camera, a microSD slot, and 31 days on standby (with 22 hours of talk time). It also has Snake and a headphone jack. Courageous!
The Nokia 3310 is available from Carphone Warehouse and Vodaphone, but the stock is nearly certain to sell out quickly. At around US$65, the 3310 could be the nostalgia-fueled feature-phone you've been waiting for an excuse to buy as a backup.
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