Tuesday February 14, 2017

Nokia Reportedly Relaunching 3310 Phone 17 Years After Debut

Dubbed "the most reliable phone ever," the Nokia 3310 is supposed to be a pretty big dealآ—but I don’t think I was old enough to even have a cell phone when it debuted, so I can’t really elaborate. An updated version is reportedly coming out for $60, but it is hard to say whether it can live up to its predecessor’s legendary status. Here is a related article on the classic phone’s charm.

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آ…perhaps the most interesting of these devices, at least from the perspective of mobile enthusiasts, is not a smartphone at all, but a modern version of a classic workhorse of a feature phone, the Nokia 3310. Known primarily for its plentiful battery life and nearly indestructible build, the 3310 was released at the turn of the millennium as a replacement to the also-popular 3210. At just آ€59, this new incarnation seems priced competitively enough to win over nostalgic former owners for use as a second phone. HMD is holding its launch event on February 26 in Barcelona. It’s explicitly targeting the European marketplace, while distribution plans for other regions آ— namely North America آ— weren’t immediately known.