Feeling nostalgic for the days when your phone was pretty much just a phone? Nokia has announced the global re-release of the iconic Nokia 3310 in the second quarter of this year.
The company hopes that buzz over the 17-year-old 3310 will help draw attention to its first release of its Android phones, The Nokia 6, 5 and 3.
Adweek reports that:
The new 3310 will retail for about $50 and has two features not found on any of today’s most expensive smartphones: 22 hours of talk time and one month of standby.
The original phone, which came out in 2000 and saw sales of more than 125 million, wound up generating countless memes for both its reliability and for being virtually indestructible.
The redesigned version will feature 32 GB of storage, plays MP3s, sports a 2.4-inch screen (not a touch screen) and a 2-megapixel camera. Several colored plates will also be available for purchase that range from red, yellow, grey, black and blue.
$50? 22 hours of talk time? Sounds like the future as much as it does the past – or so we hope.