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Nokia 3310: Iconic mobile returns with a battery that lasts a month – and yes it has Snake

By Telegraph (UK)

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The Old Nokia 3310 (left) and the New Nokia 3310.

The Old Nokia 3310 (left) and the New Nokia 3310.

THE TELEGRAPH (UK) – The Nokia 3310, the phone that defined a generation of mobiles, has been reborn 17 years after it was first released.

The new version recreates the design of the original, which was an icon of the early 2000s and helped bring text messaging into the mainstream. It was one of the first mobiles to also become a cultural icon, with its distinctive Nokia ringtone, compact design and mobile game Snake, and sold more than 100 million units.

The new version has been unveiled by HMD Global, a Finnish company made up largely of former Nokia employees, that has acquired the rights to the Nokia brand.

Unveiled on Sunday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it is instantly recognisable to previous 3310 owners, but is slightly thinner and features a colour screen as opposed to the original’s monochrome.

It has a battery life of 30 days, and only basic internet access through a 2.5G connection, missing modern smartphone staples such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

However, it does have several mod cons that were not available at the time of the original: a headphone jack and SD card slot for holding music and photos, a two-megapixel camera, and an FM radio. It has Snake, although a different twist on the game from what original 3310 users might recognise.

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10 comments

  1. Yes definitely this is nokia's flagship phone..A seriously reliable no nonsense phone.I go get one for mama too.

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  2. digicel as soon as you guys have this in stock i want one

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  3. Yes the best phone and strong it would fall off your hands and would remain intect not like the New expenses ones..hope it still carries it's name like the old ones.

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  4. this is the best phone to give to your school kid instead of those smart phones..and maybe your senior citizen grandmother...js

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    • lol you mad you want these children to send that back in your face and ask you if you trying to embarrass them in school whislt all their friends have nice touch screen you giving them that block. loool if that was before in our generation then fine but not this one these children will hide that phone. lmao

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  5. I liked that cell
    Aka the blue soap
    Used to sell for $50 bucks

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  6. Wow
    A true classic and by far the strngest phone ever.
    I'm gonna get myself one

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