If you’re looking for a retro aid for your digital detox, you might want to consider HMD’s remake of the Nokia 3310.
The iconic handset was many people’s first ever mobile and garnered a reputation for being near-indestructible.
Now, more than 17 years before the original was launched, the Nokia 3310 is back with a subtle redesign courtesy of HMD.
The new handset will be available to buy in the UK from 24 May with a price tag of £49.99 – much less than its original of £129.
It has no wifi, no 4G, no app store and no access to Facebook or WhatsApp, making it an ideal tool for those looking to cut down on social media.
And yes, it comes with snake.
But perhaps the biggest selling point is the phone’s battery life; it can manage 22 hours of talk time and an entire month on stand-by.
The original Nokia 3310 was released to the public in 2000 and went on to sell over 100 million units worldwide.
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HMD, which owns the rights to the Nokia brand, unveiled the phone at Mobile World Congress 2017.
Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer of HMD, said: “For the Nokia 3310 we just couldn’t resist. We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand.”
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