Nokia 3310: Now the Chief Comer Mobile Phone

The classic mobile phone name, Nokia 3310, has been brought back to life by Finnish start-up HMD Global.

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.

 However, HMD Global has succeeded in maintaining the winning power of the 17-year-old classic mobile phone, its ability to maintain a long stand-by time and an indestructible body.

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.

The Nokia 3310 (L) and Nokia 6 are seen in an office in London, Britain February 24, 2017.

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.

 Please note that HMD Global didn’t rework the Nokia 3310 to replace your smartphone but to compliment it when it comes to long stand-by time as well as indestructible body build.

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