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HMD Global will launch Nokia 3310 homage
By Thom Holwerda on 2017-02-14 22:42:10

But perhaps the most interesting of these devices, at least from the perspective of mobile enthusiasts, is not a smartphone at all, but a modern version of a classic workhorse of a feature phone, the Nokia 3310. Known primarily for its plentiful battery life and nearly indestructible build, the 3310 was released at the turn of the millennium as a replacement to the also-popular 3210.

At just €59, this new incarnation seems priced competitively enough to win over nostalgic former owners for use as a second phone.

This is amazing. The 3310 is one of the most iconic pieces of technology ever created.

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I would prefer the 8210
By Fawzib on 2017-02-14 23:04:52
Loved that little phone. Still would buy one. If they made it 4G and let it work as a hotspot it would be perfect.
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"Modern Version"
By Pro-Competition on 2017-02-15 01:19:14
I am looking forward to the details, to see what "modern version" means. I hope they realize that the battery life and simple OS are the most important features! (I suspect that they do.)
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3310 for 59⬠?
By benoitb on 2017-02-15 09:12:22
This seems expensive if it's spec'ed as the original one.
Don't such simple phones retail for 20-25€ new now ?
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yawn
By unclefester on 2017-02-15 10:26:11
Samsung and ZTE sell their feature phones for ~$20. They are far better than a Nokia 3110.
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RE: yawn
By drcouzelis on 2017-02-15 15:08:12
> Samsung and ZTE sell their feature phones for ~$20. They are far better than a Nokia 3110.
Do the batteries in the Samsung and ZTE devices last longer than the battery in the Nokia 3110?

What is "better" all depends on a person's needs.

(...but ultimately, I actually agree with you.) :D
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RE: I would prefer the 8210
By Adurbe on 2017-02-15 17:07:23
so if they make it a smart phone :)
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Comment by judgen
By judgen on 2017-02-15 19:55:20
Meh, i finally got Quake3 to run on my blackberry 10 (QNX) i do not need to finokia to do stuff any more.
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RE: yawn
By gan17 on 2017-02-16 10:54:56
> They are far better than a Nokia 3110.
You can literally drive a car over the 3310. Most Scamsung products barely survive gnat farts. Can't speak for ZTE.
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A place in the scheme of things
By ameasures on 2017-02-16 18:23:49
My wife still uses a Nokia 7250 which is very similar - with excellent battery life.

Frankly smartphones can have bugging software slipped in so your privacy is pickled. It tends not to happen with the simple old phone.

A bit like the electoral system reverting to paper votes - I can see some groups of users reverting to simple phones. Hopefully with even better battery life.
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Reasoning behind 3310 price
By hussam on 2017-02-18 07:06:43
In case anyone is wondering why they are overpricing it, I believe it is intentional.
They're not trying to sell many of them. It is a marketing strategy. They just want you to see the ad, be reminded of what Nokia was 15 years ago, and buy their new Android phones.
If anyone is actually going to buy a new 3310, it is only for nostalgia. That audience is going willing to pay a good price for a collector's item.
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