The Year 2000 Called. It Wanted to Know if You Missed the Nokia 3310
Remember when you would whip out your Nokia 3310 and play “Snake”? Or remember when you would make your own ringtone on it? That was tight back in the day!
Sadly, though, the cute little phone got lost in the shuffle of iPhones and Android devices. Until today, those phones were nothing but little tidbits of sweet nostalgia -- I don’t think I’ve seen one since I was in middle school.
In case you haven’t already heard, the iconic Nokia 3310 is making a comeback!
Flippin’ sweet. Here are the details.
The Return Of The Nokia 3310
Finnish startup HMD Global acquired the intellectual property for Nokia products last year, giving it rights to branding and technology.
After surveying consumers about what their favorite Nokia products were, the result was unanimous: the 3310.
And why wouldn’t it be? I don’t care what you say about “Candy Crush Saga.” “Snake” is where it’s at.
As a result, HMD Global has revamped the Nokia 3310 and unveiled it at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Feb. 27, causing hipsters everywhere to freak out.
I mean, what’s hipper than a vintage cell phone? (Yes, that’s a thing now -- what a time to be alive.)
The revamp is pretty sweet, too: The battery will provide up to 22 hours of talk time and lasts up to a month in standby mode. I don’t see iPhones doing that, amirite though???
The new edition will be available in four colors: yellow, red, gray and the original navy blue.
Can we also talk about how it has a COLOR screen now? In addition to that, the screen is polarized, making it easier to read in the sunlight. Talk about fancy.
And, get this: IT HAS A CAMERA AND FLASH. *drops mic*
OK, OK -- it only has 2G connectivity, so let’s not pretend like this baby is fast. If you want to buy one of these things, make sure you understand that patience is a virtue.
Ringing in at only $52, I would gladly have all the time in the world for this phone. I don’t think you can even buy an iPhone case for $52. (I kid, I kid.)
For now, the details are slim. The phone is set to relaunch in the second quarter of 2017, meaning it could come out anytime between April 1 and June 30. It will be available worldwide, but HMD Global has not announced which carriers will offer it.
In addition to the 3310 revamp, the company released three new Android Nokia models. Check them out here.
I don’t know about you, but I’m gonna go throw my iPhone in the toilet. They’re so “uncool” now.
Your Turn: Will you ditch your smartphone for the modern Nokia 3310?
Kelly Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder. Catch her on Twitter at @keywordkelly.