AT THE END of February, the Nokia 3310 was officially relaunched. The device first went on sale in the year 2000 and has since sold over 126 million units across the globe, making it one of the world’s best loved phones.
HMD, the Finnish company which purchased the rights to Nokia’s name in December 2016, is retailing the phone at just over £40 (46€). With such a low price point, it is hoped the new version could become just as popular as the original cult classic.
With the 3310’s plastic shell and clicky buttons, the phone is renowned for its toughness and has long endured as an internet meme due to seemingly being indestructible.
Famous for its durability, a quick Google search for Nokia 3310 insurance will throw up thousands of results, with prices starting as low as 10p a month – the cheapest phone insurance in the world.
Earlier in February, it was revealed Ex-Soldier and original Nokia 3310 owner Dave Mitchell is still using the phone he purchased almost two decades ago. His phone has survived two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, been through the wash and even dropped in a curry. It still works.
HMD has said the new phone will have a month’s standby time and will deliver more than 22 hours of talk time.