Everything About The Revamped Nokia 3310
In an era of phones that are racing their way up the technology ladder, it’s fun to reminisce over old mobiles and the limited features they had, like colourless display, no camera, games, number keypad and so much more.
One such classic from the 90s is the Nokia 3310. Nokia decided to relaunch this model and the internet exploded out of excitement. The phone was launched at The Mobile World Congress 2017 and it caused quite a stir.
It’s a revamped version of the original phone with a couple of changes. It brings back loads of memories for those who had used this phone back when it was first launched. But if you thought it’s going to be revamped to work like today’s smartphones, you’re wrong. It’s slimmer, comes with a coloured screen display and has a more colourful design.
It runs on the Symbian OS, 2.4 inch 240 x 320 pixel resolution, has Bluetooth but has no WiFi, no 4G, no App store and definitely no Social Media apps. Instead, like the original one, it has text messaging and a phonebook and picture gallery and of course, everyone’s favourite, Snake.
Snake is probably the most exciting aspect of this phone. The graphics and movements are different from earlier but the basic idea remains the same. The game will certainly be addictive initially because of the charm associated with it. There may be other games on the phone too but there is very little information about the same.
The phone works on only 2.5G network and doesn’t support WiFi thus chances of people being stuck on the phone for Facebook and other such apps are slim. But one can use the Opera browser to access apps like Facebook if required.
Another exciting feature is the amazing battery life and durability of the phone. A fully charged handset will last for approximately an entire month if left unused and approximately a day or two on heavy usage.
The design isn’t exactly like the original 3310 but it’s similar. The keypad and shape is pretty much the same. The obvious difference in design is the colour. It’s available in colours like a bright orange and neon yellow. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack to listen to some music too.
This device wouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket. It costs just 50 Euros which is approximately Rs. 3,500. It’s said to launch sometime in spring 2017 and everyone’s already super excited.
It’s a very odd device to have in today’s time. It’s simple and basic but it’s refreshing and nostalgic. I’m sure we could all do with a break from the smartphones for a short tech-detox with the Nokia 3310.
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Picture courtesy – nokia.com
by techtalks @TechTalks May 15, 2017 10:58 AM UTC