Retro is cool: Basic Nokia 3310 3G launches in the US for $59.99


USconsumers interested in purchasing the Nokia 3310 3G (a modern retake on theclassic Nokia 3310 released way back in 2000) can now pre-order the phone throughBest Buy. Priced at $59.99, the Nokia 3310 3G is a dual SIM handsetthat's compatible with carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. It obviouslydoesn't have LTE, so 3G is the best you can get out of the device in terms ofcellular connectivity.  


The Nokia 3310 3G offers a solid body, a small 2.4-inchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels, a retro UI, and a 2 MP camera with LED flash. Itcomes pre-installed with the legendary Snake game, and even lets you accessFacebook (though you'll probably find the experience underwhelming). Thehandset also features a 3.5mm headset jack, FM radio, MP3 player, and a memory cardslot supporting microSD cards up to 32 GB. As for the phone's battery, this isa removable 1200 mAh one - good for up to 6.5 hours of talk-time, or up to 24days of stand-by time.


The new Nokia feature phone has four color variants (azure,charcoal, warm red, and yellow), all of which can be ordered from Best Buy -check out the source links below. The handset will be shipped later this month, on October 29. 

What do you say,  would you buy the Nokia 3310 3G as a backupphone? Or maybe just because it's a cool, retro handset?


sources: Best Buy (Nokia 3310 3G in azure, charcoal,red, yellow) via PhoneScoop

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