Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2017 22:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

But perhaps the most interesting of these devices, at least from the perspective of mobile enthusiasts, is not a smartphone at all, but a modern version of a classic workhorse of a feature phone, the Nokia 3310. Known primarily for its plentiful battery life and nearly indestructible build, the 3310 was released at the turn of the millennium as a replacement to the also-popular 3210.

At just €59, this new incarnation seems priced competitively enough to win over nostalgic former owners for use as a second phone.

This is amazing. The 3310 is one of the most iconic pieces of technology ever created.

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I would prefer the 8210
by Fawzib on Tue 14th Feb 2017 23:04 UTC
Fawzib
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2010-08-09

Loved that little phone. Still would buy one. If they made it 4G and let it work as a hotspot it would be perfect.

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RE: I would prefer the 8210
by Adurbe on Wed 15th Feb 2017 17:07 UTC in reply to "I would prefer the 8210"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

so if they make it a smart phone ;)

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"Modern Version"
by Pro-Competition on Wed 15th Feb 2017 01:19 UTC
Pro-Competition
Member since:
2007-08-20

I am looking forward to the details, to see what "modern version" means. I hope they realize that the battery life and simple OS are the most important features! (I suspect that they do.)

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3310 for 59⬠?
by benoitb on Wed 15th Feb 2017 09:12 UTC
benoitb
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2010-06-29

This seems expensive if it's spec'ed as the original one.
Don't such simple phones retail for 20-25€ new now ?

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yawn
by unclefester on Wed 15th Feb 2017 10:26 UTC
unclefester
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2007-01-13

Samsung and ZTE sell their feature phones for ~$20. They are far better than a Nokia 3110.

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RE: yawn
by drcouzelis on Wed 15th Feb 2017 15:08 UTC in reply to "yawn"
drcouzelis Member since:
2010-01-11

Samsung and ZTE sell their feature phones for ~$20. They are far better than a Nokia 3110.

Do the batteries in the Samsung and ZTE devices last longer than the battery in the Nokia 3110?

What is "better" all depends on a person's needs.

(...but ultimately, I actually agree with you.) ;)

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RE: yawn
by gan17 on Thu 16th Feb 2017 10:54 UTC in reply to "yawn"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

They are far better than a Nokia 3110.

You can literally drive a car over the 3310. Most Scamsung products barely survive gnat farts. Can't speak for ZTE.

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Comment by judgen
by judgen on Wed 15th Feb 2017 19:55 UTC
judgen
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2006-07-12

Meh, i finally got Quake3 to run on my blackberry 10 (QNX) i do not need to finokia to do stuff any more.

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A place in the scheme of things
by ameasures on Thu 16th Feb 2017 18:23 UTC
ameasures
Member since:
2006-01-09

My wife still uses a Nokia 7250 which is very similar - with excellent battery life.

Frankly smartphones can have bugging software slipped in so your privacy is pickled. It tends not to happen with the simple old phone.

A bit like the electoral system reverting to paper votes - I can see some groups of users reverting to simple phones. Hopefully with even better battery life.

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Reasoning behind 3310 price
by hussam on Sat 18th Feb 2017 07:06 UTC
hussam
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2006-08-17

In case anyone is wondering why they are overpricing it, I believe it is intentional.
They're not trying to sell many of them. It is a marketing strategy. They just want you to see the ad, be reminded of what Nokia was 15 years ago, and buy their new Android phones.
If anyone is actually going to buy a new 3310, it is only for nostalgia. That audience is going willing to pay a good price for a collector's item.

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