Nokia to bring back the 3310

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Nokia 3310

In the eternal battle in determining which is the better phone between Apple, Samsung, Sony, LG, Huawei or even Microsoft, the answer is always clear: the Nokia 3310. The phone that not even Chuck Norris could break and that probably still has battery life left in it if you found one today was perhaps the biggest success for Nokia and ensured their dominance of the market when it came out.

If you loved this phone, then I have good news. As HMD Global, who now owns the Nokia Brand, is looking to re-release this iconic phone, according to Venture Beat. And no, they’re not looking to release a modern smart version of the classic, but looking to release an updated version that will remain a feature phone, with no smartphone capabilities. While it might appear inconceivable in today’s smartphone driven market to release a phone that essentially is just used for making calls, sending sms’ and playing snake, the company is hoping that people looking for a reliable second phone will look to this as their savior.

After all, when your current phone runs out of battery and you urgently need to stay in contact, there is no better mobile phone that does the job of actually being a mobile phone than a 3310. The company is looking to release the phone for an incredible €59 (R830), which should also make it appealing from a price perspective.

I’m interested to see if this strategy will be a success for the manufacturer. If it does, we could see more feature phones coming back onto the market catering for an audience frustrated with unreliable devices, social media and security threats and wanting to switch themselves off from it all. This phone is due to be unveiled along with new Nokia models at an upcoming HMD event on February 26. The phone is only due for release in Europe for now, but I’m sure they will release to other markets in the near future.

Last Updated: February 14, 2017

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Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I'd rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

  • huh?

  • Banana Jim’s Final Form!

    Tsk tsk Nokia – One does not simply resurrect the great 3310 without selling one’s soul in a Faustian gambit!

  • PurplePariah

    Finally. This is what we’ve been asking for for the last 15 years. Just bring this back.

    • MonsterCheddar

      I loved my 3310 back in the day.

  • MonsterCheddar

    It should have the capability to pair with your actual smartphone, so all your contacts and details are there automatically and should run off your smartphones smartcard. That would make it even better.

  • This is so dumb. There are tons of feature phones out now that are just as good as the 3310.

    But kudos to Nokia for seeing an easy marketing swing to get some much needed cash

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