3DB4831200000578-4261634-image-a-3_1488130572173Nokia has re-released its classic 3310 model 17 years after it was first launched.
The iconic handset was a massive hit with users back in 2000 and now the mobile phone giant is relaunching it with a month-long battery, 22 hours of talk-time, and even its popular game, snake.
The 3310, with a slick new look that pays homage to its original design, was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain.

While the handset looks similar to its predecessor, Nokia has brought its new model up to date and instead of the original display, a monochrome 84 x 84, it has a colour screen.
However, it has limited internet capabilities, relying on 2.5G connectivity, with users browsing at speeds slower than if they were using 3G.
It also has a single camera which has just two megapixels.
The phone, which sold 126million handsets until it was phased out in 2005, will be sold by Finish company HMD Global.

The firm believe the revamped 3310 offers users the perfect compromise to modern life.
Chief executive Arto Nummela told the BBC: ‘It’s almost like a digital detox or a holiday phone.
‘If you want to switch off to an extent but you still need to have a [mobile] lifeline, it’s a brilliant solution.
‘Why wouldn’t you buy this like candy? If you see this hanging on the shelf at the checkout in a [see-through] package, then you’d just buy it as an accessory.’

Once the undisputed king of the mobile market, Nokia’s fortunes took a turn for the worse after its decision to support the Windows mobile operating system exclusively.
With stiff competition from iOS and Android, the flagging firm’s handset activities were sold in 2014 to Microsoft to allow Nokia to focus on mobile network equipment.

However, HMD now hope that they can cash in on the world’s affection for the 3310 with handsets costing around 49 euros each.
Nokia also revealed three other new devices at the event – the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6.

The Nokia 6 was first launched in China in December, where it sold out in just 23 seconds, and had a 97 per cent satisfaction rate.

The phone features a 5.5 inch panel, smart amplifier and Nokia has even released a special edition glossy black version.
The phone will retail at 229 euros (£190/$240).
The Nokia 5 is slightly smaller at 4.2 inches, and will cost 189 euros (£160/$200).
And finally, the Nokia 3 has been introduced, which has a 5-inch display, but costs just 139 euros (£117/$150).

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