If you haven’t heard already, Nokia recently relaunched their iconic 3310 mobile phone earlier this year. With modern society’s smart phone technology, who’d have thought we’d be taking a step back in time?
The new Nokia 3310 remake next to an original handset. (TechRadar)
The Nokia 3310 was released in 2000, and according to the BBC: “more than 126 million were produced before it was phased out in 2005”. Nowadays we have smart phones which allow us to do practically anything; from online shopping to watching YouTube videos – our phones aren’t just for two-way communication anymore. So why is there a remake of the Nokia 3310 anyway? I suppose we are attracted to that nostalgic feeling associated with our first mobile phone.. “Or maybe it’s trying to tap into the feeling that modern life is too connected, harking back to a simpler time.” – Samuel Gibbs, The Guardian.
According to The Guardian, the original price of this model was £129.99 on pay as you go, in which the new Nokia 3310 is around £42 – released on 27th May 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: Here at the Saecom office, we’ve actually got an original Nokia 3310:
Would you swap your current smartphone for a Nokia 3310? Or maybe one of these?:
The new Nokia 3310 only provides limited internet facilities BUT IT HAS SNAKE. With Snake and an everlasting battery life, what more do you want!?
“In a way, the day Nokia put Snake on its first phone is the day that mobile phones became truly desirable objects. If you didn’t have Snake on your phone, who even were you in the late Nineties?” – Kate Solomon, The Telegraph.
So you may not be able to do a Facebook live stream on an old Nokia phone, but at least you can play Snake!
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