Nokia 3310 was one of the best mobile phones that we all had pre 2004/2005 era. It was solid, fun and had a longer battery life than most things today. It had changeable covers, snake and ringtones that were on point. The Nokia 3310 brings back so many amazing memories and makes us nostalgic about the good old times every time we look at it. What an amazing mobile phone. The rumours are finally true the Nokia 3310 is making a comeback and it has snake on it! It was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on the 26/02/2017.
This new Nokia 3310 is being made by HMD global which licensed the brand. This new 3310 feels well built and weighs only 79.6g compared with the 137g of the original. The new Nokia 3310 has a 2.4-inch, 240 x 320 full colour display and comes in a variety of colours like the original blue, yellow and some other colours. As for the software it will be running Nokia’s stuck with its feature phone operating system, with the new 3310 running Nokia Series 30+.
There are a few new features like a 2mp camera on the back of the phone and the 3310 is only 2.5G compatible. So 3G and 4G are non existent for this phone. The types of apps you can download are restricted with only the basics apps allowed (Facebook, Twitter). This is meant as a simple smartphone that is trying to keep in line with the original as it possible can so it’s a phone you can have when you just want to shut down but have a phone line people can reach you on.
It also lacks Wi-Fi, so you won’t be able to connect to a home or office network for a faster connection either. There is Bluetooth though, along with a music player and a 3.5mm headphone jack which allows you to listen to any tracks you put on a microSD card. The new Nokia 3310 has 22 hours of talk time and up to 31 days of standby, which is very impressive in this day and age.
The phone will cost about £42 when released in the second quarter of 2017. The original cost in 2000 was £129.99 on pay as you go.
[image from theguardian.com]