Early 2000s fans can rejoice, as Nokia is relauncing the defunct Nokia 3310.
Yes, Nokia saw that their much beloved classic 3310 had room to make a come back and compete with the smartphone market. It is coming back improved, lighter and more fitting for this decade to fight against the likes of Android or iPhone.
So what are some of the differences between the original 3310 and the newer one? Well, it is thinner than its previous version, making it lighter and having an impressive battery life of a month long with up to 22 hours of talk time. That is impressive when compared to smartphones! It also comes in a range of colors to fit your personality. You will also find the display in color (which is small; 84×84), so you can play Snake II in color! It also has a front facing camera, which is not surprising as this is pretty standard now.
Those are some of the happier updates, which you may notice skipped the connectivity part. Yes, the phone isn’t going to be super fancy with Internet. It comes with 2G built in compared to the common 3G or even 4G, which means that streaming video won’t be an easy feat. This once again sort of makes this a great, basic phone for people or kids. Best of all, it comes out in the second quarter and will only cost $51.00.
It will be fun to see if Nokia 3310 can make a return as a best selling mobile phone again. It may also help change the game in the world of mobile phones, since it does seem like smartphones are losing steam. I don’t expect this to take their places, but if it does well in terms of sales I think we may see more defunct phones making a return.
What was your first mobile phone? Mine was the Kyocera MARBL. And did you ever own the Nokia 3310?