Nokia 3310 to be relaunched in 2017

Seventeen years after it was originally launched, the Nokia 3310 is reportedly set to make a comeback.

HMD Oy Global, a Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to market the Nokia brand, is apparently planning to release a revamped version of the classic phone at the end of February.

The original version was retired in 2005, at which point, according to Nokia, it had sold 126m units, making it the the world’s best-selling phone.

According to reports, the phone will initially be available only to European and North American consumers and will cost €59, significantly less than its original price in 2000 of £129.

There have been no further details about how close the new version will be to the original, which gained a cult following due to its impressively long battery life, indestructibility, and the addictive game Snake II.

News of the possible release has had a mixed reception, with some commentators suggesting the past is best left alone.


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