MWC 2017: HMD Global To Release Modern Nokia 3310
At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, HMD Global (owner of the rights to the Nokia brand) is one of the brands expected to release new mobile devices. The company is expected to pay homage to its most successful phone ever (126 million units sold worldwide) with the launch of a modern Nokia 3310 feature phone alongside the Android-Nougat based Nokia 3, 5 and 6.
As at press time, there is no concrete detail concerning the specs of this so-called modern Nokia 3310 but it is expected to retail for around EUR 59 (just over US$ 60). It is expected to be marketed as a reliable back-up or 3rd phone for those who are nostalgic about the classic 3310 phone.
Launched in the year 2000 (about 17 years ago), the Nokia 3310 has a long-lasting battery capacity (up to 55 hours – 260 hours of standby time), physical number buttons, monochrome graphic display, and a nearly indestructible body.
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Although it was taken off the market in 2005, it also had other features such as the Clock, Reminders and up to four games – Pairs II, Space Impact, Bantumi and the popular Snake II game, which is now available for Android and iOS users. Check out some of the notable Nokia 3310 videos around.
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