Nokia 3310: The return of a classic
The new 3310 is still a feature phone, and not a smartphone. It runs the updated Series 30+ software
NEW DELHI :
Since the Nokia 3310 was first launched in September 2000, 126 million units have been sold. And not without reason, because no one makes phones like that any more. The original 3310 was built like a rock, and could handle an unbelievable amount of abuse without breaking a sweat (or a screen). The battery lasted weeks, not hours, on a single charge. The Series 30 software it used back then, on the monochrome screen, was primed for simplicity and ease of use, since that was a simpler time and no one craved apps. At the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, HMD Global, the Finnish phone manufacturer that now has the licence for making Nokia phones, has fulfilled the nostalgic wishes of many—the 3310 is back. And at a time when phone manufacturers are outdoing each other in loading their phones with “smart" features and claiming all sorts of debatable artificial intelligence, the 3310 is turning back the clock.