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Nokia’s 3310 returns to life as a modern classic
« on: February 27, 2017, 07:09 »
Nokia’s 3310 returns to life as a modern classic



Nokia has sold 126 million of its original 3310 phone since it was first introduced back in September, 2000. It was a time before the iPhone, and Nokia ruled with popular handsets that let you play simple games like Snake. Now the 3310 is making a nostalgic return in the form of a more modern variant, thanks to Nokia-branded phone maker HMD. Like its predecessor, it will still be called the Nokia 3310, but this time it’s running Nokia’s Series 30+ software, with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot.

Those specs are still fairly basic by our modern phone standards, but that’s the beauty of such a basic featurephone. Unlike the brick-like sturdiness of the old 3310, the modern variant is a little smaller, thinner, and lighter all round. It’s also a lot more colorful this time around, with glossy yellow and red colors, and matte grey and dark blue models. It’s instantly recognizable as a Nokia, and HMD has even included a modern Snake game on the handset just to play on the nostalgia.

Source and more: http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/26/14742150/nokia-3310-mwc-2017

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Re: Nokia’s 3310 returns to life as a modern classic
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 01:03 »
As a Finnish I'm offended. The design is just plain terrible and ugly!

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Re: Nokia’s 3310 returns to life as a modern classic
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2017, 01:17 »
I might get one just for travels, going to Belize in a good 3 weeks, don't want my OnePlus2 stolen ... :/

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Re: Nokia’s 3310 returns to life as a modern classic
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2017, 04:53 »
But the real question is: Can you play soccer with it like the old ones?

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Re: Nokia’s 3310 returns to life as a modern classic
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 07:25 »
As a Finnish I'm offended. The design is just plain terrible and ugly!
I agree, looks ugly as fuck.

I might get one just for travels, going to Belize in a good 3 weeks, don't want my OnePlus2 stolen ... :/
Good thinking.
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Due to the small population (335,000) and high murder rate per capita, Belize consistently ranks among the top 10 in the world for homicides, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, with an average of around 40 homicides per 100,000 residents.

But the real question is: Can you play soccer with it like the old ones?
There's only one way to find out...