The company is busy working on a number of new Android devices that will challenge the dominance of the iPhone, but in the meantime, it is keeping fans of the Nokia name satisfied by selling a reworked version of the 17-year-old design classic.
It is unfortunate that Nokia 3310 lovers should not expect anything modern or flashy because users can get data on this phone but only at 2.5G – a far cry from the speedy 4G that smartphones love to use.
Similarly, it is not a touchscreen phone as everything is controlled by a four-way direction pad – and don’t expect an on-screen keyboard, you’re back to typing out the letters by pressing the number 7 four times.
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Interestingly, the reworked version of Nokia 3310 is able to keep up to a month of standby time and 22 hours of talk time before you have to recharge the phone.
In addition, it has the classic Nokia ringtone and it plays Snake but a bit more modest with the newly installed colourful screen.
Running the Series 30+ operating system means it can run older Java based games and apps.
You also have Opera’s web browser, which strips out all the videos and flashy layout of the modern web to show you just the text. It is yet to stream YouTube.
There are times when you don’t want to be carrying an over N200,000 smartphone with you, the about N20,000 classic phone comes handy when traveling to a place you doubt the availability of Power Supply.