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Nokia 3310 pre-orders going incredibly strong in the UK

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Nokia 3310 pre-orders going incredibly strong in the UK
The unveiling of a rehashed version of one of the most popular feature phones of all time, the Nokia 3310, was a nice surprise not just for fans of the Finnish brand, but also to the whole mobile phone industry.

Even though there are still voices claiming the redesign and some of the improvements added by HMD make the modern Nokia 3310 an entirely different device, the feature phone seems to have attracted a huge mass of fans that want to buy it.

UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has already opened pre-registrations for the Nokia 3310, so people can pre-order the feature phone before stock arrives. More importantly, Andrew Wilson, UK director of buying at Carphone Warehouse claims the number of pre-orders for the Nokia 3310 is higher than of any other feature phone.

There has been an astonishing groundswell of interest in the Nokia 3310 following the launch announcement of this reimagined classic. Levels of pre-registrations at Carphone Warehouse are incredibly strong, proving that it's not all hype and that consumers really want to get their hands on one.

Research company Captify claims that interest in the Nokia brand spiked right after the MWC 2017 announcement, and searches fro Nokia jumped nearly 800 percent. Moreover, Captify noticed a rise in searches for carriers related to the Nokia 3310, which could suggest the intent to buy the feature phone.

Nokia 3310 pre-orders going incredibly strong in the UK


However, analysts warn that the Nokia 3310 might not meet expectations in western markets because it only offers EDGE (2.5G) connectivity, a network that is not used any longer in countries like the United States.

Nokia 3310 will soon hit the shelves in many European countries for €49. Customers in U.S. will have to wait a while longer, as HMD Global ramps up production of Nokia 3310 models aimed at this market.

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posted on 07 Mar 2017, 21:02

1. kiko007 (Posts: 4765; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


People love their throwbacks....except that yellow one.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 21:22

3. iushnt (Posts: 1989; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Hahaha

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 21:22 2

2. iushnt (Posts: 1989; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Pointless phone!!

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 21:28 5

4. meanestgenius (Posts: 15016; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Maybe to you, but not to those that want one.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 21:40 5

7. ARPAKTIKO (Posts: 25; Member since: 11 Oct 2016)


Pointless comment

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 00:48

11. iushnt (Posts: 1989; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


why would suddenly someone want this but not other feature phones which has been available in the market before this as well. Last year, I got a $40 feature phone during my travel which has the same functionality and features as this one. Why would nobody wanted those but this one. I see this being a marketing gimmick which is helping Nokia but overall it's a pointless phone because this is not the only feature phone currently available.

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 00:49

12. iushnt (Posts: 1989; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Same to u

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 02:13

14. Nebice (Posts: 68; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


not everyone uses smartphones, its perfect for my parents, i'm probably gonna buy them 1 each, since they dont like smartphones^^ also nokia is usually durable af so its good as a feature phone

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 06:05

16. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


If you know the history of the 3310, then you will know why.

posted on 09 Mar 2017, 01:01

18. meanestgenius (Posts: 15016; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Battery life. Not everyone uses a smartphone. Nostalgia. People want what they want. Who are you to judge a person on their wants as long as it's not hurting anyone?

posted on 09 Mar 2017, 04:18

19. Nebice (Posts: 68; Member since: 05 Jan 2015)


btw i didnt "judge" in the way you understood it, its meant that some comments result as a form of rejection to different tech and as such its hard to take them serious^^

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 21:28

5. meanestgenius (Posts: 15016; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I figured it would. It'll make a great backup phone.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 21:35 1

6. Mr.Pussy (Posts: 60; Member since: 16 Feb 2017)


Welcome back Nokia. Best wishes to ya.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 22:17 1

8. FlySheikh (Posts: 395; Member since: 02 Oct 2015)


Best wishes to them as well.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 23:06

9. Bernoulli (Posts: 4267; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Good thing is I'll be in Europe during the summer so I can grab one if it doesn't come to the US by then; will gladly use it as a backup while traveling.

posted on 07 Mar 2017, 23:27

10. trojan_horse (Posts: 3644; Member since: 06 May 2016)


Nokia all the way!

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 01:36

13. Sondae (Posts: 291; Member since: 02 Jan 2013)


Reminds me back in the days when you don't have to see the screen for texting someone.

posted on 08 Mar 2017, 04:27

15. Bfrenz (Posts: 142; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


No use in Continental US.

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