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    Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    It's still just 2G but has a colour screen, 2MP camera, microSD slot, and "awesome battery".
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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    To expensive, and I bet it has a plastic body and sunk buttons

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    Never been a 3310.

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    I didn't think it was possible to make it even uglier than the original 3310. I stand corrected...

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    This will be ideal for companies who want to give employee's a very basic phone. I'ts the sort of thing my company hands out.

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    It's still just 2G but has a colour screen, 2MP camera, microSD slot, and "awesome battery".
    Seems to me they're still missing the point for a phone like this. Ditch the colour screen, ditch the camera and ditch the microSD slot and cut the price, and I'm in. All I want from a phone is to make calls, receive calls, have good audio quality (for the calls, not an MP3 player, which they can also ditch along with the audio jack). Oh, a couple of dozen memories is good, too.

    In other words, all I want from a phone is that it be a phone.

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Seems to me they're still missing the point for a phone like this. Ditch the colour screen, ditch the camera and ditch the microSD slot and cut the price, and I'm in. All I want from a phone is to make calls, receive calls, have good audio quality (for the calls, not an MP3 player, which they can also ditch along with the audio jack). Oh, a couple of dozen memories is good, too.

    In other words, all I want from a phone is that it be a phone.
    I agree - this device is neither one thing nor the other. I don't understand who it's meant to appeal to

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    I could see this being used as a work or travel phone were you don't want to risk anything expensive, but you could easily get rid of the mp3 player, FM radio and the microSD card for that. The camera could be useful for insurance etc. when involved in a car crash and you need to get evidence.

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Seems to me they're still missing the point for a phone like this.....
    Or perhaps this isn't a "phone like this"? What you want is already catered for by Doro Phone - this clearly isn't meant to be just a phone. It's not catering to people who want "just a phone".

    In fact, styling aside, it's basically just a minor upgrade to the Nokia 150, also made by HMD and release a couple of months ago. Main improvements are the camera (higher res), inclusion of a web browser, and being video capable (playback & record). Pricing is about right for that market (the Nokia 150 is currently £35 SIM free).

    Quote Originally Posted by bitbucket View Post
    I agree - this device is neither one thing nor the other. I don't understand who it's meant to appeal to
    If you don't understand who the phone is meant to appeal to, it's probably not meant to appeal to you. But there is still a market for phones that are more complex than "just a phone" but not as clunky as very cheap smartphones (and let's be honest, £50 smartphones are often pretty poor devices). A cheap device that does calls, texts, social media (be interesting to know what apps it supports but my last Nokia feature phone did facebook and twitter with no issues), takes photos and videos, lets you listen to MP3s, has 31 days standby and a removable battery, and has a screen that won't shatter the first time you drop it ... yeah, you're right. Can't see how anyone would want that.... </sarcasm>

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    Shame networks are beginning to drop 2G altogether.

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    Shame networks are beginning to drop 2G altogether.
    True dat. I suspect that the battery life wouldn't've been as great had it been 3G (although that said, I get excellent battery life from my 4G Lumia 550). 2G is still perfectly adequate for calls and texts though, and it's got Edge so mobile web shouldn't be too bad...

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    All of you who are moaning about the inclusion of an sd slot this device has 16mb of storage. Yeah you'll get a load of photos of your car crash for example on your 16 meg device without an sd card slot...
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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    Relying on nostalgia to push phones is kinda pathetic tbh.
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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Or perhaps this isn't a "phone like this"? What you want is already catered for by Doro Phone - this clearly isn't meant to be just a phone. It's not catering to people who want "just a phone".

    In fact, styling aside, it's basically just a minor upgrade to the Nokia 150, also made by HMD and release a couple of months ago. Main improvements are the camera (higher res), inclusion of a web browser, and being video capable (playback & record). Pricing is about right for that market (the Nokia 150 is currently £35 SIM free).


    ....
    Then they shouldn't market it as a "reintroduction" of an iconic phone like the 3310, one of which I still have, by the way, which had none of those features, It was about a simple, easy to use but well-constructed basic phone, good battery life and supposedly bulletproof reliability. The height of it's sophistication was including utilities, like a calculator which, admittedly, was occasionally useful.

    This is so minimalist I can't see it appealing to anyone wanting, or needing, a smartphone, but it also misses the mark for someone like me that would certainly be interested in a revamped 3310 without those gimmicks.

    This seems to be targetted at a pretty niche market segment - people like me that just want a GOOD basic phone, for phone calls .... and maybe a few texts. Ditch the gizmos.

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    This seems to be targetted at a pretty niche market segment - people like me that just want a GOOD basic phone, for phone calls .... and maybe a few texts. Ditch the gizmos.
    But the world has moved on. I use my phone as a source of music in the car over bluetooth. That isn't an advanced feature these days, bluetooth and music playing are basic things that my old £40 feature phone could do over a decade ago.

    If anything this misses a few tricks that might make it sell better. Having a handset that is a slave to a phablet has been done, but I don't think it has been done well. Something like this running Android Watch might be interesting, allowing it to pick up alerts from other computing devices, perform voice recognition searches etc.

    If nothing else, text messages are pretty much dead these days. If it can't do Hangouts and/or whatsapp then I can't communicate with everyone. My voice usage has always been around 10 minutes per year, so if that is all a device can do I would leave it at home and use my pocket space for something more useful.

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    Re: Nokia 3310 re-introduced as a colourful curvy candy bar phone

    This model will work great for older folks that can't really handle touch screens quite well.

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