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Published on February 14th, 2017 | by Gary Johnson

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Nokia 3310 relaunch is a go for 2017

There was a time when the mobile phone market was dominated by Finnish manufacturer Nokia, but in 2007 Apple launched the original iPhone that kick started the smartphone world as we know it today, but now we have news that the Nokia 3310 relaunch is a go for 2107.

Many believe that Nokia should have ditched their in house Symbian operating system and used the Android platform, but the company decided to use Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS and despite launching some good handsets many users didn’t want to ditch Android or iOS.

Microsoft eventually purchased the company before selling it on again in 2016, and now the company that owns the rights to the Nokia brand, HMD, has revealed that the Nokia 3310 will be relaunched this year. In a few weeks at MWC 2017 the company are going to showcase four handsets that includes the timeless classic the 3310.

The handset when launched replaced the 3210 and was smaller and more compact and owners loved its resilience, swappable fascias, affordability, and long battery life. The new version is said to be priced at around £50 on launch.

Other handsets include the Nokia 6 that features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 16-megapixel rear camera. The Nokia 5 is claimed to have the same processor powering a 5.2-inch 720p display, 2GB of RAM, and a 12-megapixel main camera priced around £170.

The Nokia 3 will be an entry level smartphone priced at around £130 with the launch event set for February 26th. As you can see we still have a working example of the Nokia 3310 in the office just need to dig out the charger to have a play of Snake.

Did you own the Nokia 3310?

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has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. He also has a love for smartphones and loves spending time with his family.



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