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    The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Y2K handset 'homage' to launch alongside some me-too Android smartphones from HMD.
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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Lol..this must be the first nostalgia product aimed at the snowflake millennial's wanting to relive their teenage angst.

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Eh... not sure I'd buy something that old for that high a price.

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Lol..this must be the first nostalgia product aimed at the snowflake millennial's wanting to relive their teenage angst.
    Alternatively, this is an ideal product for those folks who have to operate in "secured" areas, so aren't allowed anything with a camera on it.

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Erm, this phone was originally out c2001. How many millennials would actually have owned one?

    I used to have one of these, and 'upgraded' to the red snap-on case. Can't remember what I did with it, but it's probably still on about 1/2 charge...

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Nokia 3310. Nokia 3310 never dies.


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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Lol..this must be the first nostalgia product aimed at the snowflake millennial's wanting to relive their teenage angst.
    Probably its more likely to be used by snowflake old farts(see how we can insult older people too!) who have no clue how to use a smartphone, or CBA with the whole concept of smartphones since its too much "effort" to learn. Poor diddums.

    You might have heard of Doro?? Well almost all the people I know who use them are older folk who just find smartphones too complicated to use,and just want a basic phone for calls. 90% of their range is "dumb" phones.

    This is a product targeted more towards older folk just like almost the entirety of the Doro line, those who are not tech savvy or who don't want internet on their phone.

    By that extension,I expect almost all "millennials" won't want one.
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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    Lol..this must be the first nostalgia product aimed at the snowflake millennial's wanting to relive their teenage angst.
    Or alternatively to serve the seemingly bottomless market still buying these handsets? I still see them in phone shops. Believe it or not, most people are on PAYG with phones that call and text.

    Plus with "Millennial" meaning "anyone who was a young adult (16-25) at the turn of the 21st Century", there's a good chance you are that snowflake.

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by flufflogic View Post
    Or alternatively to serve the seemingly bottomless market still buying these handsets? I still see them in phone shops. Believe it or not, most people are on PAYG with phones that call and text.

    Plus with "Millennial" meaning "anyone who was a young adult (16-25) at the turn of the 21st Century", there's a good chance you are that snowflake.
    It actually covers people born in the early 1980s, so technically includes people who are well into their 30s.


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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Had a couple of these when they were current and at the time were brilliantly robust , most builders or peeps working on sites had them , good workhorses. Cheap interchangeable cases and reliable.I hate smart phones for several reasons and the only plus point for me owning one is the great camera quality when out on jobs. Constant App updates , miss-calling when scrolling down phone lists , not being able to remove most of the crap that loaded on it just annoys me ( Moto.G. by the way ) I hardly text and really just use as a phone which is a necessity these days , internet , I'll use my PC for that thanks rather that squint at a phone screen and as for tablets , well there's always aspirin. Lol. Price is a deal breaker here as already stated , loads of simple phones available at sub £20 mark.

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    I'd hope it wasn't a straight re-release, but with updated internals to further improve battery life, updated Bluetooth compatibility and what not.

    Remember "feature" phones like this did a fair amount more than just make calls, they had WAP browsers and data-support.

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    While I miss the days of tactile buttons and batteries that lasted longer than 3 days, I can't help but think that the market for this is incredibly small. Communication for many has radically changed and I argue that communication apps using data (such as whatsapp, viber, skype, discord, etc.) are now the norm. Without any modernization, the SMS & CELL only handset will be severely limited in its appeal.

    I can, however, see a market for it for people going somewhere where a rugged, reliable communication device would be an advantage (such as a festival, outdoor activity, holiday, etc.), but I just can't but help thinking that there are better options than spending that much on what is essentially a 'back up phone'... Just can't really see this working out for them, at least not in the UK.

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Nostalgia aside, I don't see why anybody would want one.

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    If they update it a little bit with newer chips and a lithium battery as well as some slimming, they might have a good case for those secure markets.

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    Re: The Nokia 3310 may be re-launched at MWC 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    They should have done a Nintendo and released a mini version
    What 3 per store (max) on day of release? And my god, how short would that charger cable be?

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