It might not necessarily have made it on to your calendar, but the Mobile World Congress is taking place in Barcelona on 28th February. As it’s also Shrove Tuesday, there’s every chance you’ve already got plans with a frying pan and a squeezy lemon; however, don’t feel disheartened. We can tell you everything you need to know. Primarily because, as far as we’re concerned, only one thing matters.
Rumours are zipping around the internet that we are about to witness a second coming. The much loved Nokia 3310 is making a reappearance.
Our younger readers may well have no idea what we’re talking about, and will certainly not understand why this arguably basic phone achieved cult status. Let us take a moment to explain.
Released in 2000 (does that make you feel old?) over 126 million units were sold worldwide. It had an insanely impressive battery life (260 hours), was exceptionally durable (no drop and smash for these little guys) and don’t let us get started on Snake II.
Admittedly the 3310 will not be released completely in its old form as HMD Global, who own exclusive rights to the Nokia brand, are likely to give it a bit of a makeover. However, it should retain the features that made it so popular, and is expected to retail in the area of £50.
The news has received a bit of a mixed reception, with some jumping for joy at the thought of a beloved friend returning to the market place; whilst others believe the past is best left in the past.
There is no way any Nokia 3310 is going to compete with the same type of market as standard smart phones do; however, it could be a great back up phone, and will certainly appeal to those who have a feel for retro.
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