Nokia fans can rejoice now because there are confirmations that HMD Global, made up of former Nokia employees, is set to relaunch the historic Nokia 3310 mobile phone later this month.
The iconic phone that’s in the pockets of students and adults back in the early millennium is known for its die-hard properties. Hurl it at a wall or step over it and you will find slight dings and scratches at most, we have even heard stories of its survival after a 10-over-storey drop.
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The retro comeback phone is expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress later this month priced at €59 (est~S$88.85), along with another pair of Android smartphones Nokia 5 and Nokia 3.
Nokia has been struggling to re-enter the mobile market after Microsoft bought them for US$7.2 billion in 2013. The company has since written off billions of dollars and resold to newly formed Finnish company HMD Global.
Can Nokia 3310’s reboot spark interests in Nokia phones again? We certainly hope so.