Did you read the title of this post very well? Yes! Nokia 3310 the most reliable phone ever made is coming back into the mobile phone market.
According to Independent, Nokia will re-launch its popular 3310 mobile phone and will reveal it at Mobile World Congress later this month.
The phone which was originally released in 2000 and in many ways beginning the modern age of mobiles will be sold as a way of getting lots of battery life in a nearly indestructible body.
The new incarnation of the old 3310 will be sold for just €59 (about N23,000), and so likely be pitched as a reliable second phone to people who fondly remember it the first time around.
Nokia before it was bought over by Microsoft struggled to bring its brand into the smartphone era. It has since then targeted success by making new versions of old phones, including the Nokia 215, which costs $29 and lasts for 29 days.
Phones made under the Nokia brand are now sold by HMD Global, a Finnish company that bought the rights to the name. HMD will reveal other new mobiles – the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 – at the same MWC event.
Those other new phones wll be more like smartphones, but will retain much of the same low price.
HMD is holding its launch event on February 26 in Barcelona. It’s explicitly targeting the European marketplace, while distribution plans for other regions — namely North America — weren’t immediately known.