Tuesday 2 March 2021

Nokia Returns Life To The 3310

COSTA RICA EXTRA – Dumb phones are cheaper, sturdier and have longer-lasting batteries. And they are making a nostalgic return.

Remember the Motorola DynaTAC?

- Advertisement -

Dumb phones seemed doomed to disappear with the arrival of smartphones, after all, they only served to make calls.

If you were around in the early 2000s, you probably remember this:

A total 126 million 3310s were sold since the phone’s launch in September 2000. Nokia

- Advertisement -

But they have resisted thanks to good sales in emerging markets and nostalgia for simpler times.

The phoenix the once Nokia was is betting on that nostalgic to make a grand comeback to the mobile phone market

In 1998 Nokia overtook Motorola and became the best-selling mobile phone brand. The 3310 is one of the company’s most well-known products, and is noted today for its toughness. Nokia created the best-selling mobile phone of all time, the Nokia 1100 in 2003.

However, Nokia lost ground as competition heated up and the Symbian platform that Nokia were using was quickly becoming outdated and difficult for developers after the advent of iPhone OS and Android.

Without boring you of all the stuff that happened with Nokia since then, we’ll skip to the present.

On Sunday — 17 years after the phone was first introduced — Nokia announced it would be reintroducing the 3310.

- Advertisement -

Nokia has sold 126 million of its original 3310 phone since it was first introduced back in September, 2000. It was a time before the iPhone, and Nokia ruled with popular handsets that let you play simple games like Snake.

The reimagined phone comes in the form of a more modern variant and with the classic game Snake, is said to have a standby battery life of a month. It also has a 2-megapixel camera, a microSD slot, and a color screen.

Like its predecessor, it will still be called the Nokia 3310.

The specs are still fairly basic by modern phone standards, but that’s the beauty. Unlike the brick-like sturdiness of the old 3310, the modern is a little smaller, thinner, and lighter. It’s also a lot more colorful this time around, It comes in four colors — red, yellow, blue, and gray — and is expected to cost around US$52 when it becomes available sometime in the second quarter of the year.

It’s instantly recognizable as a Nokia.

“The love for the brand is immense. It gets a lot of affection from millions and millions of people,” said Nokia’s Chief Executive Rajeev Suri in a press conference on Sunday.

Sources: Theverge.com; Nokia.com; Wikipedia

Article origianlly appeared on Costaricaextra.com and is republished here with permission.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Costa Rica is the country with the most cell lines per inhabitant in the world

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is the country with the highest number...

iPhone SE Arrives In Costa Rica Tomorrow (April 29)

Starting tomorrow, April 29, the cheapest iPhone created by Apple, the...

MOST READ

Banana growers achieved record exports in the year of the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's banana growers reached an export record in 2020, despite the impact of the pandemic, shipping fruit in new markets and...

Discovery Channel began filming the second season of “Reversed” in Costa Rica

The filming of the second season of the reality show “ReverseD” on the Discovery Channel officially began last Sunday, February 21, in Atenas, in...

US Latin America Policy Won’t Change Much, New ‘Thaw’ With Cuba Can’t be Ruled Out,

Q REPORTS - U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to outline his vision of Washington's Latin America policy at the next Summit of the...

Bukele is on track to obtain a majority in the Congress of El Salvador

Q24N - The Nuevas Ideas (NI) party of President Nayib Bukele and partner Gran Alianza Nacional (GANA) party would obtain at least 56 of...

97 labs test those who need to leave the country for covid-19 antigens

QCOSTARICA - Need to leave the country and require a test to detect SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes covid-19? The Cámara Costarricense de la Salud...

Legislator criticizes “spectacle” of the Government with vaccines: It is ridiculous to have the President on the airport runway

QCOSTARICA - Legislator Ricardo Benavides lashed out on Tuesday that in the midst of the efforts to advance with the covid-19 vaccines the Government...

Costa Rica Celebrates 200th This Year

QCOSTARICA - This year Costa Rica celebrates 200 years of independent life. And the road to commemorate the 200th has begun with the launch...

CCSS reports 149,812 vaccines applied against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports applying a total of 149,812 vaccines against covid-19, reaching a national application rate of...

24 Travelers found with false covid-19 test at San Jose airport

QCOSTARICA - A total of 24 travelers, so far, face problems with the law when discovered trying to leave Costa Rica, through the San...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.