Sorry, Americans, you can't have the new Nokia 3310 (for now)

The unlikely winner of this year's Mobile World Congress is undoubtedly the new Nokia 3310: the quirky little feature phone stole the thunder from all the flagships present at the show, both due to the irresistible nostalgia factor, and also the complete unexpectedness of announcing such a device at the year's biggest mobile trade show. Unfortunately for all its fans stateside, the phone doesn't have the hardware necessary to work in the US.

While the device supports the 900 MHz frequency range just fine, meaning it will work freely in Europe and Asia, American carriers require support for the 850 MHz range, which the 3310 doen't have. In an interview with CNET, Patrick Mercanton, the company's global head of marketing, stated that it does, in fact, want to launch the phone in the US, but hasn't yet signed a contract with one of the four major carriers. He also added that the company wants "to have a global launch."

In any case, when the phone launches in Q2 2017, don't go rushing to Amazon or eBay, as you're more than likely to just be buying a pretty, but mostly unusable brick. However, we'll keep you updated if and when HMD Global announces the device's launch stateside, so don't lose hope just yet.

source: CNET

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  • Display 2.4 inches
    320 x 240 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP (Single camera)
  • Storage 0.016GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1200 mAh


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