The ‘indestructable’ mobile phone Nokia 3310 is back in production and will be for sale in shops soon. It was revealed in a smartphone show this morning in Barcelona. The Nokia 3310 first went into production in September 2000. At the time 126 million units were sold worldwide.
It will be sold for around 50 euros and is designed to be a second phone for people who already have a smartphone.
The 3310 is known for having many features that were rare for the time. These include many utilities, such as a calculator, Nokia network monitor, stop watch and a reminder function. It has four games: Pairs II, Space Impact, Bantumi, and the hugely popular Snake II. The Snake series of games had been popular on Nokia handsets since the late 1990s.
The 3310 was popular for SMS text messaging because it allowed long messages three times the size of a standard SMS text message, at 459 characters. It also featured threaded SMS writing, SMS Chat. The phone also had voice dialing for the quick dialing of selected numbers
The new version of the phone features basic functions like an FM Radio, a web browser and a voice recorder. It has a 2MP camera for photos and video recording. The original Snake game has been replaced by Gameloft’s “Snake Xenzia” with updated modes and graphics.
The design of the phone heavily mimics its predecessor both in design and form factor and it comes in colors similar to the original phone: dark blue, gray and also in more lively colours.