Nokia 3310 New Model to relaunch

Nokia will
re-launch the 3310, one of its most loved phone ever in history.
According to a popular tipster Evan Blass the HMD Global and Nokia could
bring back this phone in a ‘modern’ avatar.  The phone, first
introduced in 2000, is set to make a comeback at the Mobile World
Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona.

The iconic phone is expected to sell for €59 (or approx Rs 4173), and
could redefine how we view feature phones today. Much before the iPhone
came into picture, Nokia ruled the mobile phone market – and one device
that truly established its formidable position was Nokia 3310.  The
legendary phone was popular for many reasons.

The device featured the ability to compose text messages beyond the SMS
character limit, an 84 x 48 pixel monochrome screen, screen savers, a
calculator, and games like Snake II. It could even store seven custom
ringtones. That’s not all, Nokia 3310 allowed users to replace the front
and back covers to make the phone more personal than ever.
Now that might not sound like a lot in today’s world with 32GB storage
becoming standard, but in the year 2000 these capabilities made it a
great phone. Plus the Nokia 3310 was known for its durability and the
ability to survive in extreme conditions. It was an absolute beast and
also featured a long battery that could last 55 hours on standby.

So if Nokia 3310 makes a return, who will buy it? In a market like
India, feature phones still sell more than smartphones as recent numbers
from IDC showed. The feature phone is still the preferred device for
many, and smartphones prices haven’t really come down as drastically,
according to the research firm.
HMD Global has already said it will be targeting the emerging markets
like India, Brazil, and many Sub-Saharan Africans countries with the
release of the Nokia 3310.
The former mobile leader has released some of the best-selling phones
of all time. Here’s a look at the top five iconic Nokia phones over the
years.

Source: IndianExpress
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