The classic Nokia 3310 is set to make a comeback!
The classic Nokia 3310 is set to make a comeback, 17 years after it was first launched! HMD, the Finnish company who have the rights to the Nokia brand recently unveiled the exciting news of a relaunch at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain last month.
The 3310 model remains a classic, retro handset despite the wonders of today’s smartphones, with their fast 4G internet connections, touchscreens, high spec cameras and endless choice of apps. Launched in 2000, Nokia sold more than 126 million of the 3310 handsets before it was phased out in 2005. At a rumoured price of around £50, the new version of the phone may well prove popular with those of us who have fond memories of the device and who wish to have a simpler phone yet remain connected.
The new model updates the original’s famous design with more rounded edges, more subtle buttons and a general smoothing. It is also substantially thinner and will feature a monochrome 84 x 84 colour screen. For those who opt for simplicity, the device will have single camera with just two megapixels and limited internet capabilities, relying on 2.5G connectivity. The new version will come in the familiar midnight blue and silver-grey, as well as a bright sunshine yellow and warm orangey-red.
Chief executive of HMD Global Arto Nummela believes ‘The revamped 3310 offers users the perfect compromise to modern life.’ He recently suggested to the BBC that the Nokia 3310 could serve as a brilliant solution to those who wish to switch off from technology to some extent, but still require a mobile lifeline. Not everyone wants, or needs, a mobile phone with all the latest technology. Not everyone needs the latest apps on their phones, 4G internet connectivity whilst on the go or access to emails when away from the office. Some people may just need an affordable, durable and reliable device that allows them to send simple SMS messages, make and receive calls. With an impressive battery life and 22hours of talk time, the new 3310 is an ideal device for those seeking simplicity and practicality without all the mod cons and frills.
If you’re looking for a simple mobile phone device but wish to remain connected and contactable, please get in touch with Stuart Fleming on 01905 745613 or email [email protected].co.uk.