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Nokia 3350 handset discovered more than ten years after it goes missing

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Nokia 3350 handset discovered more than ten years after it goes missing
Back in 2004 or 2005, a rancher named Missy lost her Nokia 3350 handset while she was tending to cattle on the farm where she worked. While there was no doubt a mourning period for the phone, it was quickly forgotten as Missy moved on to the must-have cellphone of that time. Of course, we are referring to the Motorola Razr V3.

While the Nokia 3350 has a reputation for being indestructible, we can't imagine that any phone would be able to survive the elements for over ten years. The display is moldy, the buttons have worn down, and to top it off the charger is MIA. Missy, the former owner of the phone, points out the obvious when she says "I think it’s past the point of working."

The Nokia 3350 was released in 2001 with a 5-line display, a WAP browser and a 1000mAh battery (which was removable; score one for the old timers). It came with six games pre-installed and employed a mini-SIM card.

There is no word on what handset the rancher currently sports.

After more than a decade, a lost Nokia 3350 handset is found

After more than a decade, a lost Nokia 3350 handset is found


source: Gizmodo

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posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:24 1

2. jesus_sheep (Posts: 223; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


"No word on what phone the rancher currently sports". Really?

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:32 5

5. Alan01 (Posts: 353; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


You think she still uses an old Moto Razr V3?

Alan F.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 12:02

7. eden555 (Posts: 26; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)


this is a phone website

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:29 1

3. ben.r (Posts: 27; Member since: 29 May 2015)


"I think it’s past the point of working."

GOLD.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:30 1

4. Topcat488 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Noooooookia way for her to check her myspace account on that thing anymore... Nokia will rise out of the mud and cow dung THIS year 2016... Hooorraaaaaay for the comeback kid!!!
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Nokia-exec-our-Android-phones-are-coming-in-2016-R-D-center-will-be-moved-to-China_id68653

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 02:58

17. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


China is a logical place to shift for phone manufacturing... I hope Nokia will joint venture with Meizu or xiaomi or oppo or vivo istead of coming solo again

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 11:55 2

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 3838; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I was expecting to read somewhere that it still worked somehow. Looks like it was run over multiple times and destroyed by the elements. I usually like your posts Alan but I'm confused as to your reasoning for posting this. I lost my old Samsung flip phone amonst my belongings while moving...and I found it about 9 years later. It still works except the screen has degraded somehow and the colors have (for lack of a better terminology) run persay.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 12:04 3

8. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


If the phone still worked this might be some kind of news, but finding an old phone that doesn't work???
I've got a Motorola C520 that got stuck under my shed as I was putting a load of old electrical stuff in it about 12 years ago but I wouldn't call that newsworthy even if it does still work.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 12:32

9. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 978; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Looks more like a 3350:
http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_3350-294.php

Thought we were true phone nerds, such slacking in a Car Forum would have the editors making an apology and fixing the report. Can we please research and have some respect for the readers.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 13:24 1

10. Alan01 (Posts: 353; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


You are 100% correct. Obviously, after more than ten years had past, it should have occured to me that the phone's owner might not remember the model of the phone she owned.

Thank you for the correction!

Regards,
Alan F.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 02:29

16. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 978; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Thank you Alan. I was a 3410 enthusiast in its day, so when I saw this I picked up immediately that it wasn't it.

Between 3350 and 3320, is the model she had, very easy to confuse them, they were like hybrids of 3510 and 3310.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 18:33

11. Remmy (Posts: 118; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Isn't that a 3320? I've had the 3350 and I'm sure the keys don't look like that.http://nokiamuseum.info/nokia-3320/

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 19:13

12. Boybawang (Posts: 85; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


Now displayed in National Museum.

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 20:00 1

13. wacky (Posts: 6; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


I can't see the point of this article. A phone was missing, and then 10 years later, it's found, but broken beyond repair, which is obvious. So what? I mean, if it CAN work, then it's news.

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 05:28

18. Dee79 (Posts: 280; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Exactly what I was thinking. This isn't the only phone found years later an broke lol.

I clicked on this article expecting the phone to be working. Waste of an article ay

posted on 11 Feb 2016, 22:24

14. ibend (Posts: 3507; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


he just busy protecting earth for 10 year, and now his time has come, and none of his descendant is worth enough to replace him :-(

posted on 12 Feb 2016, 00:21

15. skyline88 (Posts: 448; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


PA, what are you doing?

you are showing a photo of 3350, but that lost phone is NOT 3350.

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