It will certainly be a blast from the past when the beloved Nokia 3310 is once again on our shelves.
Although the release date and retailers (apart from Carphone Warehouse) are still yet to be confirmed, we’re looking forward to reliving memories of the phone which was first released in September 2000.
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It’s certainly going to be interesting when the orders are officially open for the Nokia 3310. We can’t help but wonder whether this will ignite a trend for tech going back to basics. The new model is going to be less than £50, it will have Snake (of course!) and those nostalgic ringtones we all grew to know and love. The Nokia is undoubtedly an iconic phone, but as it’s around 17 years old, how will it be received in modern society?
Despite the fact that it has been updated with a colour screen, micro-USB charging port, headphone jack, microSD storage and Bluetooth, it’s still going to be unmistakably retro with no WiFi, no GPS and no app store.
Initially, we’re sure demand will be huge. In fact, Carphone Warehouse have come out and said that demand for the phone is ‘astonishing’. Carphone Warehouse is the only company to have opened pre-registrations for the handset, and they’ve said they’ve seen an “unprecedented level of demand for a feature phone” a week after it was unveiled.
But once the initial hype has died down, will the Nokia 3310 simply join its predecessor and become forever confined to the ‘junk drawer’ in homes across the UK? Only time will tell, but in the meantime, we’re always up for a nostalgic game of Snake.