It's 2017 and almost 17 years later, the Nokia 3310 is set to return, revised and redeveloped under a new manufacturer HMD Global after Nokia retired their mobile phone business for telecommunications. The 3310 is an iconic phone, remarkable for its durability and the game Snake. However, the new redeveloped 3310 has faced criticism as many people claim that HMD Global are simply wanting to cash in on the nostalgia of the old 3310 and has left people disappointed with the look, specs and feel of the phone.
At the top is the new Nokia 3310 and on the bottom is the old Nokia 3310 in the attached images below. The new one looks, in my opinion, like a child's phone. The colours are bright and striking but based on several videos I've watched, it looks plastic, cheap and not durable at all. Whilst it is nice the phone has kept some of its original features, i.e no wifi, Snake, revolves around texting and calling, I do feel as if the company had the intentions of making money more so than bringing out a new version of the phone that changed the world.
On the plus side, the new Nokia has a 2.5MP camera, which in today's standards is not decent and you can pick up the phone for the price tag of £41 (€49 roughly)
So, will you be picking one up? Do you love it, hate it, think it could have been improved? Tell us your opinions. The phone will be released sometime in the first quarter of 2017, so expect it to be released end of March, early April.
Yes yes, now just release the Nokia 8, because Apple and Samsung are getting boring now.
who is actually gonna buy that ****
What is impressive about it? it's a lazy attempt by Nokia to be relevant again after it's atrocious failure in the windows phone market (it's rebooting in the android market but I predict yet another failure).
It's a modern dumbphone in the shape of a 3310, it's exactly what was expected. Anyone expecting more than that had their expectations set far too high.
Only if it's Made In Finland
It might've been better, surely they could at least relaunch it with 3G like their other (more recent) candybar phones.
It's purpose is merely to get people interested in Nokia so that their new Android phones are more likely to sell.
Does anyone know if it has WhatsApp capability? I'd be very tempted if it does.