The new Nokia 3310 is one of the most interesting devices of Mobile World Congress 2017 not because it is actually interesting by any modern smartphone standards. In fact, it's quite the opposite of what any sane person would want out of a modern phone: it's not a smartphone, does not have a touch screen or real apps, and you can't take selfies with it.
So why even bother talking about this new Nokia 3310?
Turns out, people really need a break from smartphones every now and thenTwo reasons: it turns out, people really need a break from their always-connected iPhones and Android phones, and second, it's the friggin Nokia 3310! This is the same phone that has stopped bullets, survived for years, has an eternal battery and plays snake. Some of those might not actually be true, but there are so many legends around the Nokia 3310 that it almost feels like the return of the Nokia 3310 is the unexpected discovery of a unicorn in real life.
Enough, with the lyrical introduction: what you are here for is the Nokia 3310 (2017 edition) price and release date.
Good news is that the new Nokia 3310 will be dirt cheap: in Europe, its main target market, the phone will be priced at 49 euros. The release date is set for the second quarter of 2017, with more specifics coming in the near future. We'll keep you posted.
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I hope they bring it to the U.S. but I wouldn't be surprised to see U.S. Carriers (mostly AT&T and VZW) trying to rack up the retail to $120+
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 9:29 AM 0
Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015
I doubt it will be coming to U.S... Or even Australia... The reason is simple, this phone has only GSM Capabilities and most carriers have either shut-down their GSM networks or planning to do so in near future... And hence, I think this phone will be target towards emerging markets like China & India... In any case, I wonder why cellular networks are abandoning their GSM networks... To me, there are likely more GSM Capable Phone than those which support 3G... Shutting down 3G makes sense, not GSM... Most people who used 3G have since gone to 4G/LTE bands and I think that GSM user base is still bigger than 3G... Oh well, G'Day!
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 9:40 AM 0
Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017
T-Mobile in the US has a monopoly on the 2G spectrum and this phone doesn't even support quad band. That's the biggest takeaway from all this, I wouldn't mind if Nokia released a world edition with 3G and options for no camera (I wouldn't necessarily use this phone for its camera, so having a non-camera option wouldn't be that big of a deal)...
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 9:53 AM 0
Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015
Low end Android phones are so cheap these days no one has a feature phone anymore.. yeah it's funny butnfor an actual phone... meh people are just gonna buy it for its name
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 9:59 AM 0
Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012
Name, built quality, battery life, and snake. I made the mistake once of buying a 50$ android, worst decision ever. Androids in this price range are absolute garbage and unusable at best. They live up to the lag they've been tarnished for.
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 1:28 PM 0
Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012
I like these but I would still want it to connect to a Google account. One thing I do NOT miss about the old bar/flip phones is transferring contacts and media. It would be nice if this would connect to Google to sync contacts, sync media to photos and track the phone with your Google account. Maybe enable Google Maps in a stripped down form to give directions on screen as arrows and directions without maps. I think if these features were enabled on the phone I could easily convert my older family members to them that lived most there lives post-smartphone.
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 1:59 PM 0
Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017
Then get a smartphone?
posted on Feb 28, 2017, 2:47 PM 0
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