Noughties Nostalgia Alert: Nokia is Relaunching the 3310 with Apps and Wi-Fi

Before Apple took over the world, Nokia, was the world’s most popular phone manufacturer (going from our school days at least). And now the brand is jumping on the nostalgia bandwagon with a new version of one of the most iconic phones of all time: the trusty Nokia 3310.

Launched on the 1st September 2000, the Nokia 3310 featured advanced messaging, personalisation with Xpress-on covers and screensavers, vibra feature, time management functions, voice dialling, picture messaging, predictive text input and games. It also introduced mobile chat using the Nokia Friends-Talk service, which allows users to have conversations using SMS (Short Message Service). This is a globally accepted wireless service that enables the transmission of messages between mobile users and external systems such as e-mail, paging, and voice-mail

The re-released 3310 has been updated with all the features you’d expect in a modern-day smartphone: 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi capability, a camera, Android apps, a USB connector and a old-school headphone jack (no wireless faffing here).


Currently, the ‘new era’ 3310 is launching only in China – but undoubtedly if there’s enough demand Nokia will be looking to expand its release.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK