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

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.


source: Gizmodo

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16 Comments

2. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

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

5. Alan01

Posts: 601; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

You think she still uses an old Moto Razr V3? Alan F.

7. eden555

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

this is a phone website

3. ben.r

Posts: 53; Member since: May 29, 2015

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

4. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 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

17. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 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

8. Baracus

Posts: 223; Member since: Sep 15, 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.

9. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

10. Alan01

Posts: 601; Member since: Mar 21, 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.

16. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 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.

11. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 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/

12. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

Now displayed in National Museum.

13. wacky

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

18. Dee79

Posts: 307; Member since: Jun 19, 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

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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 :-(

15. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

PA, what are you doing? you are showing a photo of 3350, but that lost phone is NOT 3350.

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