A new Nokia 3310 is coming. This is not a drill.
While we may adore all our new-fangled gadgets, what with their wireless charging and endless apps, there’s always room for a little nostalgia. Go ahead, put on your rose-tinted specs, and cast your mind back a mere 17 years, to a much simpler time. A time when tech was oh-so-basic, games were 2D, and ringtones were everything. Back then, there was just one mobile phone we all so desperately loved: Nokia 3310.
Needless to say, there are many wonderful things that we still remember about the original Nokia 3310. From the epic game that was Snake 2, to the fact that you could create your own ringtone in just a few minutes; there was just so much to love about the original Nokia 3310. Still, if there’s one thing that we will never, ever forget about this neat little device, it’s how indestructible they were.
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If you’ve been missing the reassuringly robust feel of Nokia 3310 since way back when the Spice Girls originally split, we’ve got some rather exciting news for you. You may be able to hold this reliable little handset in the palm of your hand once again. Yes, Nokia will be relaunching a new 3310 at the annual Mobile World Congress 2017 later this month, according to a recent leak.
How much will an updated version of the classic Nokia 3310 set you back? Well, the cost is currently set at a very reasonable €59, which is just around the £50 mark. Of course, this device can’t realistically rival the likes of modern-day smartphones, which is quite possibly the reason for the cheap price tag. Let’s face it, though, you want a new Nokia 3310 for the pure novelty of it! Possibly as an emergency phone, too, because, we all know these devices will outlive everything else. They’re the cockroaches of the smartphone industry.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the new Nokia 3310 isn’t the only Nokia-branded phone set to be unveiled at MWC 2017. HMD Global, the Finnish company that now owns the rights to the Nokia brand, has a few more tricks up its sleeve: the Nokia 3, 5, and 6. While these phones will have much more in common with smartphones than the new Nokia 3310, they’re likely to be sold as ‘budget’ devices, sporting a similarly low price.