Almost 17 years after it first launched in 2000. Nokia plans to re-launch the Nokia 3310 device at the upcoming MWC conference in Barcelona, according to data obtained by the reliable Evan ‘EvLeaks’ Blass of VentureBeat.
The handset will be sold for just €59and will be marketed as a way of getting long battery life in an almost-indestructible form factor. It would be pitched as a reliable second phone to people who fondly remember it the first time around. It will be revealed at Mobile World Congress later this month
Although Nokia hasn’t manufactured the phone in years, there’s still a fondness for the device, and it remains to be sold through third-party channels, like Amazon Marketplace and eBay and not directly from the company itself. The Amazon listing describes a range of features, including a clock, calculator, the ability to store up to ten reminders and four games: Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact, and Bantumi.
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.