Nokia 3310, Our Beloved And ‘Most Resilient’ Mobile Phone, About To Be Re-Launched
Seventeen years after it was originally launched, the Nokia 3310, one of the most successful phones, selling around 126 million handsets worldwide, is reportedly set to be re-launched.
HMD Global, a Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to market the Nokia brand, is apparently planning to release a revamped version of the classic phone at the end of February.
Prominent for its resilient and indestructible nature, coupled with its battery longevity, the affordable phone was a big hit with users, who have long regarded it as one of the most reliable handsets ever made.
The phone, which was originally released in 2000, was introduced as a replacement to the Nokia 3210. However, the model was discontinued five years later.
Finnish company HMD Global are now planning to re-release the phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, along with three other new Nokia handsets.
The new incarnation of the old 3310 will be sold for just €59 (about N23,000), according to technology website VentureBeat, and so likely be pitched as a reliable second phone to people who fondly remember it the first time around.
There have been no further details about how close the new version will be to the original, which gained a cult following due to its impressive yet classic Nokia ringtone, made famous by comedian Dom Joly, and the addictive game Snake II.