Back in the early 2000s, Nokia was a force to be reckoned with. Its sturdy, yet simple Model 3310 cell phone provided people a reliable new way to communicate. It certainly wasn’t flashy, but the user could play games and send text messages, a revolutionary moment in cell phone history.
After the introduction of other cell phone companies, Nokia began to fade into the background. Brands like Apple, Samsung, and Motorola became the focal point of technological discussion. But finally after years of waiting, Nokia is rumored to be launching a peculiar new venture for mobile phone enthusiasts.
In fact, the company already released Nokia 6 that utilizes Google’s most recent operating system, Android Nougat. With its HD display, front facing finger scanner, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, it’s a very competitive device when it comes to mid-level smartphones. But the catch is it’s only officially available in China, aside from some sketchy third-party online retailers in India.
Now, the Finnish company is said to be relaunching its 3310 model. While it is unclear as to what the device may look like, a reveal of a model version is anticipated at The Mobile Congress, a conference in Barcelona that kicks off Feb. 27. Besides the already revealed 6, it’s also said that Nokia will launch the 3 and 5 at the conference as well.
The phone is reported to be on the cheaper side ($63), making us wonder exactly how advanced their technology will be, yet certainly raises some eyebrows.
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