HMD revives the Nokia 3310

By Dylan Bushell-Embling
Monday, 27 February, 2017

HMD revives the Nokia 3310

HMD, the company set up to revive the Nokia handset brand, has unveiled a line of new handsets including a modern version of the once wildly popular Nokia 3310.

Nokia is using this week’s major Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona to show off its new line of devices, which also include three new Android-based smartphones.

The new Nokia 3310 boasts 22 hours of talk-time and a month of stand-by time. The 2G-only feature phone will come in four colour schemes and retail for an average global price of €49 ($67).

The original 3310 launched in 2000 and was one of the top-selling phones of all time, with around 126 million units shipped worldwide. It has since achieved cult status online for its durability, with reports of the devices still operating after 17 years and after being subjected to taxing damage tests.

The new line of Nokia smartphones includes the Nokia 3, 5 and 6, which will range from an average price of €139 to €229. The smartphones have 5, 5.2 and 5.5″ screens respectively, and will support the new Google Assistant.

The Nokia 6 and Nokia 5 were developed in collaboration with chipmaker Qualcomm.

“Nokia has been one of the most iconic and recognisable phone brands globally for decades. In the short time since HMD was launched into the market, the positive reception we’ve had has been overwhelming; it seems everyone shares our excitement for this next chapter,” HMD Global CEO Arto Nummela said.

“Our efforts in bringing together world-class manufacturers, operating systems and technology partners sees us proudly unveiling our first global portfolio of smartphones with a Nokia soul.”

Image courtesy Nokia.

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