Dubbed the “indestructible” handset that could survive all sorts of drops and falls with barely a scratch, the Nokia 3310 is perhaps one of the most fondly remembered of all handsets.
Originally released in the early noughties, the popular phone capitalised on the early success of the Nokia 3210. No longer did phones need to look like unsightly bricks. The Nokia 3310 was customisable, sleek and the latest must-have for teens and young adults everywhere.
Oh, and it had Snake.
Hundreds of hours joyfully wasted right there.
Well we have some great news. It’s back. Unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday, HMD Global announced a happy return for the phone because… well, why not?
HMD Global bought the licence for Nokia after the Microsoft brand didn’t do particularly well with it. And soon after, plans to reintroduce the 3310 were revealed.
There will be differences between the remastered 3310 and the original. The screen will be slightly bigger than the original and will also be in color. There will also be a camera phone in the back and is thinner. The charging jack is also USB.
But the general look and feel remains the same, as is the operating system which is just a slightly updated version of S30 that came packaged with the original. Ringtones, games and the operation of the phone will remain the same with some small updates. The phone will not have Internet access.
And perhaps the best thing is the battery. With significant advances in battery technology, the talk time and standby time for a relatively basic phone is phenomenal. 22 hours talk time and a whopping month standby time. Impressive.
The phone is slated for related in the second quarter of 2017 and will cost around $50 (£42) so it will also be much cheaper than the original too.
If you’re looking for a basic yet functional phone that is durable and won’t run out of battery every few hours, the Nokia 3310 is set to provide some awesome nostalgia.
Will you be looking to get it? Let us know.