Nokia 3310, ‘the most reliable phone ever made’, to be re-launched at MWC 2017
The phone was first released in 2000 and some are still going strong.
The phone, originally released in 2000 and in many ways beginning the modern age of mobiles, will be sold as a way of getting lots of battery life in a nearly indestructible body.
The new incarnation of the old 3310 will be sold for just €59, and so likely be pitched as a reliable second phone to people who fondly remember it the first time around. It will be revealed at Mobile World Congress later this month.
It’s still possible to buy the 3310 on Amazon, though only through its marketplace and not directly from the company itself. The Amazon listing describes a range of features, including a clock, calculator, the ability to store up to ten reminders and four games: Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact, and Bantumi.
Snake was so well-loved that it’s currently available for iPhone, Android and Windows phone users to download.
That collection of features has led to it being branded as being perhaps the most resilient and long-lasting phone ever made.
Nokia struggled to bring its brand into the smartphone era and ended up being sold to Microsoft. Phones made under the Nokia brand are now sold by HMD Global, a Finnish company that bought the rights to the name. HMD will reveal other new mobiles – the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 – at the same MWC event.