Feeling 14 Again? The Nokia 3310 Is BACK!
If were born before the year 2000, you probably owned a 3310 Nokia phone.
Now, you may scoff as you grip your rectangular iPhone, but I promise you, in early 2000s, 3310s were the JAM.
Microphonic ringtones and snake was what we all lived for, and to be honest, when the iPhone generation kicked in, a lot of us felt a little saddened - life would never be simple again.
Or would it? News just came in that the beloved Nokia 3310 is BACK, with 3G.
Australia is the first market to score the reinvented phone from mid-October, for the sweet price of $89.95.
You can pick one up in charcoal, red, or azure (a lovely blue and silver hue) from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Telstra and Optus.
Here’s what you can and can’t do with the new Nokia 3310:
What you CAN DO:
Phone calls: The claim is that the battery of the new 3310 offers about 22 hours of active use and about 744 hours (nearly a month) on stand-by.
Send and receive SMS.
Photos and videos: Admittedly with an awful quality camera (2 MP with a LED flash). Don't expect to use the 3310 as a camera replacement like you can with smartphones.
Listen to radio FM.
Listen to your own music: The 3310 has a built-in MP3 player, so you can buy a cheap microSD card and add your music library it. The 3310 also supports regular headphones with a 3.5mm jack and wireless via Bluetooth 3.0.
Check your calendar. Set up an alarm to wake you up.
Make voice notes and written notes: That involves using its keyboard... which is apparently not easy, what with the numbers and buttons on the same keys.
Use a calculator.
Learn about the weather in your city.
Browse the web: The 3310 comes with a version of Opera browser and it is REALLY slow.
What You CAN’T DO:
Write messages fast and comfortably: Prepare yourself to abbreviate, a lot.
Navigate with GPS: No GPS as far as the eye can see.
Social networks: If you're trying to give up social media this is a perfect phone. No social media apps at all.
Chat: Forget about WhatsApp, Snapchat, and Facebook Messenger.
BUT, and we knew you wanted to know this most...
You CAN PLAY SNAKE!
There’s a new updated version, but it looks just as cool!