Legendary Nokia 3310 relaunches with basic Internet

A person plays holds the new "Nokia 3310" model of Finnish HMD global on the first day of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelonaon on February 27, 2017 in Barcelona. This time around, the phone has been tweaked a bit to adjust to the evolving market and keep in touch with the new customer taste and fashion.

The original Nokia 3310 launched 17 years ago as a successor for the Nokia 3210 and was discontinued in 2005. The 2.5G connection even lets you go online - albeit very slowly - to access Twitter, Facebook and other services through the Opera Mini browser.

Conventionally, one can hardly talk much about a feature phone and its specifications but when it comes to the legendary Nokia 3310 there is no falling short of words.

"It also revives the one-time hit time waster game Snake featured on the original phone, the "Angry Birds" of its day". Nokia has just re-launched the classic 3310 handset which was once the most loved and resilient phone. At the time of retirement, 126 million units were sold and the device earned the title of the world's best-selling phone, according to Nokia. Moreover, the new device packs new push buttons along with a new User Interface that sports a small similarity with its previous version.

To celebrate the global launch, there's also a special Nokia 6 Arte Black Limited Edition phone with 64GB of internal storage and 4GB RAM.

The new device unlike it's predecessor comes with a 2 megapixel rear camera and a LED flash. It's expected to be available in the second quarter of 2017 at a price of about $52.

Nokia also revealed a new line of mid-range modern smartphones, like the Nokia 6 which was released in China at the start of the year, and the new Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.

The Nokia 5 with a 5.2-inch HD screen features a fingerprint sensor unlike Nokia 3.

  • Zachary Reyes