An Iconic Cell Phone Could Be Coming Back

New version of Nokia 3310 is rumored
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2017 11:43 AM CST
An Iconic Cell Phone Could Be Coming Back
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Perhaps it isn't just flip phones that are making a comeback. HMD Global, the Finnish company that produces Nokia phones, reportedly hopes to make a splash in the tech world this month by reintroducing a model first presented in the Y2K era. VentureBeat reports the company plans to unveil four new cell phones at Mobile World Congress on Feb. 26—including the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, said to be budget versions of the Nokia 6, currently only available in China. They'll sell for $158 and $265, respectively. But coming in at the more affordable price of $63 is reportedly an updated version of the iconic Nokia 3310, first introduced in 2000.

The Nokia 3310 was "perhaps the best-loved and most resilient phone in history," according to the Independent. Users especially loved its solid build, long-lasting battery, and the included game Snake II, reports the Verge. However, little is known about the updated version. VentureBeat simply notes its price point means the phone might appeal to "nostalgic former owners for use as a second phone." The release is aimed at European users, and there's no word on when the new devices could be available in North America. But if you're impatient, the Independent notes Nokia 3310s are still available on Amazon and come with a clock, calculator, and four games. (More Nokia stories.)

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