HMD Global has released a new version of Nokia's classic 3310 feature phone.
(CCM) — Nokia's classic 3310 feature phone has been brought back from the dead and a new version is to be sold by Finnish start-up HMD Global, which has licensed the rights to the Nokia brand. The Nokia 3310 was one of the most popular mobile handsets ever made, selling more than 126 million units from 2000 until it was finally discontinued in 2005. "The 3310 was the first mass-market mobile and there's a massive amount of nostalgia and affection for it," Ben Wood, an analyst at technology consultancy CCS Insight, told the BBC.
The new version of the 3310 has a color screen and can connect to the internet — but only over a 2.5G connection which is much slower than the 3G or 4G connections used by most modern smartphones. It is powered by the S30+ mobile operating system which can run a very restricted range of apps compared to Android or iOS devices, and it sports a single rear-facing 2-megapixel camera. The phone is available in four colors and includes an updated version of Nokia's classic Snake game. HMD Global claims that a single charge will provide up to a month's standby time or more than 22 hours of talk time.
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