I always loved Nokia. My first phone was a Nokia 3210 and that phone still holds the title for perfectly designed buttons for typing. No other phone felt so comfortable in my hand, nor did any other allow for me to send sneaky texts underneath the school desk to avoid detection.
I’m pleased to hear that Nokia is making an appearance again. It has been previously killed off by the Microsoft and resurrected by a startup HMD from Finnland, which acquired the rights to the Nokia phones brand.
The initial line-up currently includes 4 models:
The most expensive of the bunch. The 5.5 FHD screen is surrounded by a metal that took 55 min to produce. The device sports dual speakers and 8/16MP cameras. Nokia promises software support and regular updates. Available with a single/dual SIM variants. A MicroSD card expansion is also available. Comes with the global retail price of €229. In addition to this, a 4GB RAM version is available as a premium model with more premium price tag: €299. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper.
A smaller sibling with a 5.2” FHD screen and 8/13MP cameras. while it comes with unimpressive 16GB internal storage, an expansion slot is also available. The phone comes with dual SIM support. Shame to see only 2 GB RAM. Priced at €189. Available in four colours – Matte Black, Silver, Tempered Blue and Copper
The budget option comes with 16GB storage, 8/8MP cameras and also MicroSD support. The phone comes with dual SIM support. The device comes with 2GB RAM. Priced: €139. Available in four distinctive colours – Silver White, Matte Black, Tempered Blue and Copper White.
I guess we are in for the treat. While this is hardly a competitor to any mobile on the market, it sparked enough interest to carry a bulk of the marketing campaign for the upcoming models. People loved the original 3310 due to incredible, sub bullet-proof design. Apart from a nostalgia and marketing tractor, I could totally see this as a ‘festival device’ or a hiking emergency phone. A preferred phone, when a battery charge and durability is more important than the smartphone functionality. The 3310 offers 31 days of standby time. The Nokia 3310 will retail at an average global retail price of €49.
We have reached out to Nokia and are hoping to get a hands-on experience on new Nokia devices. Do you think the return of Nokia heralds a new era for android? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.