Now, access high-speed internet on Nokia 3310 3G Variant
HMD Global managed to get the buzz about Nokia back by playing the nostalgia card, reintroducing the classic for consumers, a revamped Nokia 3310. This phone has been a part of the mobile history for its built quality and dependability. This revamped version, although, now suited for the present age lacked one key aspect: it didn't have 3G support. However, they've now fixed it. Here's more.
What was the problem?
The new Nokia 3310 kept all the attributes which made it great and incorporated several new features. Then again it was a 2G phone. It meant that browsing the Internet, which has become as important as making calls or sending messages, was painfully slow with this phone. Therefore, anyone who wished to use it had to access the Internet by some other means.
How was it solved?
Understanding the hiccup that they had created, HMD Global has now launched a 3G variant of the Nokia 3310, which solves this issue. Now, one can use the phone to browse the Internet at a relatively high speed. Currently, it is only available in Australia for AUD 89.95 (roughly Rs. 4,600). It will be rolled out to other countries with different pricing, soon.
What will it be priced here?
Now, one is not sure what the pricing of this 3G variant of Nokia 3310 will be once it's rolled out in India, however, the "global average price," according to the firm, will be EUR 69 (about Rs. 5,320). Then again, knowing that there are plenty of feature phones available in the Indian market right now, the company will, perhaps, price it lower here.
Other than the 3G upgrade, the new variant has also received customization options. In this variant, you will be able to rearrange the icons as well as choose the color theme from various alternatives. The firm is touting this handset model as an all-new customizable retro UI. Other welcome changes include the shift from pin charger to a regular Micro-USB port.
Some nifty changes
With this variant, you also get Bluetooth 2.1, which can be used to pair the device with another phone or a Bluetooth speaker. The legendary Snake game has also received a boost to suit the phone's new color screen. The Nokia 3310 3G has a 2.4-inch QVGA (240x320 pixels) color display and runs on a 'Feature OS powered by Java.'
It's still a good secondary phone
This phone has an onboard 64MB storage, which can be extended up to 32GB via microSD card. There is a 2MP camera in the back bundled with a flashlight. All there are juiced by a removable 1200mAh battery. This model will be developed in Azure, Charcoal, Warm Red, and Yellow colors.