All hail the 2000s when Nokia brought us the most reliable cell phone that has ever been produced in our generation. Unbreakable, truly dependable and the only gadget to fulfil our Snake game obsession – the Nokia 3310.
Sadly, thanks to smartphones, the old 3310 died a slow death, and we were pained to see it go away. Because let’s be real – that was, for most of us, our first phone ever and it was just so handy and useful. Why it ever went away in the first place, is thanks to Android and the ultimate takeover by Apple’s iPhones.
But fret not, children of the 90s. Nokia is bringing sexy back – technologically speaking. They are doing this by resurrecting a more modernized version of the Nokia 3310 that combines our favorite features with modern technology. And the company just unveiled the latest version, a sort of 3310 2.0, if you will.
So, what will the Nokia 3310 have for us this time?
To begin with, it will not be a smartphone. For those introverts or millennials who like keeping themselves of the beaten, over-sharing, intrusive world of today, this will prove to be a god-sent. The screen is wider this time – 2.4 inch and colored. It also comes loaded with a 2 megapixel camera inclusive of LED flash 16MB internal storage space, along with a slot for a microSD card.
The original Symbian Series 30+ software has been kept intact, along with a few tweaks that will allow for a color screen, a few changed icons, and of course, the beloved Snake game. As for Internet usage, sorry, no Whatsapp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram – because the phone can support only 2.5G networks, not 3G, 4G or even WiFi.
The Nokia 3310 was known for its long battery life that used to last for days. And the company is keeping up to this where standby time can last upto 31 days and talk time lasts upto 22 hours.
And the phone comes in a mix of glossy and matt colors, including red, yellow, blue and grey. The Nokia 3310 will be available in stores from the second quarter, and will be priced from $52. Will you be getting your hands on one?