from the back-when-I-was-a-kid... dept.
Nokia has sold 126 million of its original 3310 phone since it was first introduced back in September, 2000. It was a time before the iPhone, and Nokia ruled with popular handsets that let you play simple games like Snake. Now the 3310 is making a nostalgic return in the form of a more modern variant, thanks to Nokia-branded phone maker HMD. Like its predecessor, it will still be called the Nokia 3310, but this time it's running Nokia's Series 30+ software, with a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2-megapixel camera, and even a microSD slot.
The original Nokia 3310's battery had a 900 or 1000 mAh capacity depending on the model. This one has a 1200 mAh battery, but supposedly allows 22 hours of talk time, ten times that of the original. The new version weighs 79.6 grams, versus 133 grams for the original.
The price for this throwback? 49 euros.