Nokia are to relaunch one of the most beloved mobile phones in history – the 3310.
The handset, originally released in 2000, holds a special place in the heart of many. The 3310 was amongst the first mass-market mobiles, with optional colourful faceplates making it a hit with schoolkids of the time. Plus, it was almost indestructible – a far cry from today’s smartphones which shatter if you so much as look at them funny. Furthermore, if you’ve got one on a drawer somewhere, it’s probably still got charge in the battery, so, you know what to do. (Hint: turn it on, play Snake until 3am).
The new incarnation will be sold for just €59, reports suggest, and is likely to be pitched as a reliable ‘second phone’. Nokia will apparently be showing the 3310 later this month at Mobile World Congress.