First released back at the turn of the century, the Nokia 3310 has a very prominent place in mobile phone history. Possibly the best-loved and most resilient phone ever made, there are stories throughout the web telling of how the gadget survived unthinkable odds.
Now the once revered mobile phone manufacturer is set to re-release the device, not just as a nostalgia trip, but as a practical solution to the ever growing problem of battery life. Modern phones, let’s face it, are rubbish when it comes to battery life, the average well-used smartphone will last a day at best without charge. This new incarnation of the 3310 will be pitched as a reliable back up phone, a phone with days of power when all you need is to call or text (or play snake).
With a retail price of just €59 (£50), the new 3310 will definitely be competitively priced for those looking for a cheap, simple alternative or a second phone.
Originally reported by venturebeat.com, the re-launch is said to be officially announced at the Mobile World Congress later this month.