We cheered for joy earlier this year at MWC 2017 when Finnish company HMD Global announced they had licensed the Nokia mobilephone brand and were set to roll out a series of Android smartphones and basic mobiles. To add to the Nokia nostalgia, HMD Global announced the return of the classic Nokia 3310 handset, one of the world’s best selling mobiles (126 million sold). Sadly for many of us, the new 3310 was created with 2G cellular connectivity – in a year where many countries were actually ceasing 2G networks to open up their crowded frequencies.
But now Nokia have announced a 3G version of the new Nokia 3310 (2017)! Yes folks, the Nokia 3310 3G is set for global release sometime in mid-2017 and will bring back the retro T9 keypad interface to old and new users alike – though the revamped design spaces out the keypad to make it easier to tap the keys. Available in a variety of colours: Yellow, Warm Red, Azure Blue and Charcoal, The Nokia 3310 3G (2017) features up to six hours of talk time and up to an impressive 27 days of standby time, a retrolicous FM radio tuner, LED torchlight, 2MP main camera, MicroSD card slot, and an MP3 player. Oh and apart from being able to customise the user interface and look (just like the original) you can now web-surf using an Opera Mini browser.
Available in Singapore for “around SGD100” by mid-October 2017, the new Nokia N3310 3G (2017) will be a cheerful no-frills handset that could be a bit hit for kids, senior citizens and millennials who’ve never used a physical mobile phone keypad before.
And yes, it will have Snake.