Nokia Set to Launch the Iconic 3310 Handset

by February 14, 2017 0 comments

We all remember the good old Nokia 3310 phone which was nearly indestructible, had long battery life and the epic Snake game. Well, here’s a good news for Nokia fans as HMD Global is set to launch the famous handset this year. Nokia 3310 handset was once the most popular in the world before smartphones were launched.

The company has reportedly filed Nokia 3310 in its mobile listing, which means the legendary phone with the epic Snake game could be back in our lives very soon.

Nokia will be making its mobile comeback at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona later this month, and let’s hope that the 3310 is part of the announcement. We’re still not sure if it is unveiled, the 3310 will be a smartphone or just another feature phone. According to rumors circulating on the internet, the phone will cost just £50. It will be a robust handset with a long battery life and is expected to be revealed at Mobile World Congress later this month. HMD wants it to be pitched at smartphone owners who want a cheap, reliable backup.

First launched in 2000, the Nokia 3310 was released in the fourth quarter of the year, replacing the popular Nokia 3210. The phone sold extremely well, being one of the most successful phones with 126 million units sold worldwide. The phone is still widely acclaimed today and has gained a cult status due to its durability – a feature which is often humorously exaggerated on the internet communities leading to many memes around the iconic phone. It had an 84 x 84-pixel pure monochrome display. In comparison, an iPhone 7 has a display of 1334×750 pixels. It didn’t have apps. But it did have a calculator, a stopwatch, and four games: Pairs II, Space Impact, Bantumi, and the hugely popular Snake II.

The 3310 was also popular for SMS text messaging as it allowed long messages three times the size of a standard SMS text message, at 459 characters. It also featured threaded SMS writing, SMS Chat.

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