Nokia 3310 is coming back!

By MysD
@mysdianait (64056)
Italy
February 14, 2017 12:22pm CST
Old is gold! First it was vinyl and now it is old phones! Youngsters will probably have no idea of what this phone was but to some of us, me included, it was our very first mobile phone Hours and hours spent playing with the Snake too It was outstanding and the battery lasted such a long time before it needed recharging. It was indestructable too! I still have two of these phones and one is on charge right now. I haven't used them for years but they still work! Any Lotters who used and still have their old Nokia 3310?
Nokia will re-launch the 3310, perhaps the best-loved and most resilient phone in history. The phone, originally released in 2000 and in many ways beginning the modern age of mobiles, will be sold as a way of getting lots of battery life in a nearly indest
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17 responses
• United States
14 Feb 17
No clue what it is - I don't use a cell phone.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
Ah! It was my first as I had to use one for work. Then I bought a second one so that I had a personal number too.
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• United States
14 Feb 17
@mysdianait I don't even like talking on the phone so having a cell phone would be pure torture to me LOL.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill You could take a lot of photos and then send them to friends without having to talk to them .
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@sishy7 (27606)
• Australia
14 Feb 17
Me! Me! Yes, I did! I had one and it was stolen. This is great news for my husband! I must tell him! We had a matching phone then (mine was green and his was blue). He still charges his until now too but the battery is not working properly anymore. We think because it hasn't been used for years then it's starting to not working too well. But he has always wanted another one like that!
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
Oh wow! Would you believe that we both had the same phone! According to the article (and others too) it will not cost very much at all at $59. I almost sold mine a couple of years back when they were worth much more but I never got round to it so I still have them. They were (maybe still are) collector's items.
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
14 Feb 17
@sishy7 I will be telling my Dad too. He sure loved this phone.
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@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
I had one too. It survived the longest among the phones I had. Will surely get one for my wife, who still prefers the keypad than the touchscreen.
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@marguicha (100099)
• Chile
14 Feb 17
I don´t know what I did with mine, but I had one.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
Before this announcement, they were worth quite a lot here. I don't know whether this new one will mean that they are no longer a collector's item or not. Maybe you have it in some cupboard that you never open and it is worth something too.
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@marguicha (100099)
• Chile
14 Feb 17
@mysdianait I have a lot of things to clean up. I think that if the Nokia appears, I´ll welcome it. But for now, I´m taking out zillions of clothes off my closets to give to the people who lost everything in the forest fires.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
@marguicha While doing that, maybe it will reappear
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@jhechorain (1218)
• Susanville, California
14 Feb 17
I have seen nokias before but I don't know much about this model.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
You were probably too young at the time methinks
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• Susanville, California
14 Feb 17
Yep, I probably was. I think it is odd how things resurface.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
@jhechorain Good things all return at some point
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
14 Feb 17
Nope, but I got my Leroy Jethro Gibbs flip-phone
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
I know that you are perfectly happy with that and will never change again
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@Kandae11 (40222)
14 Feb 17
I would love to have a phone with a battery which lasts a very long time.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
t will be launched at the end of this month and will ony cost $59 according to the article. The battery went on and on and on in those original versions.
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@carebear29 (28630)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
14 Feb 17
i had one of these as my very first phones through at&t lol
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
Does it seem like centuries ago to you too?
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 17
I have not heard about Snake for a very long while.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
You played too?
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
14 Feb 17
@mysdianait Only for a short while because once you caught on to the system it became rather simple.
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
14 Feb 17
@mysdianait Oh my God I forgot about that game Cool
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15 Feb 17
Reminder of good old simpler days
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
15 Feb 17
They were indeed simpler but not less fun!
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16 Feb 17
@mysdianait yes, technology was new that time and people weren't abusing it yet ??
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
16 Feb 17
@amateurhuman Oh that's a good point The smartphones nowadays do too much and keep people distracted from so many other real things.
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@alberello75 (18372)
• Genova, Italy
16 Feb 17
It had my brother, in the early 2000s I remember the screen in white/black. Only phone calls and text messages. However, I believe today a collector would pay a lot for it.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
16 Feb 17
Yes they are worth a lot here now but I wonder if they will be when the new one is launched. I have two and both still work.
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@alberello75 (18372)
• Genova, Italy
16 Feb 17
@mysdianait Those will work forever. They are the modern electronic devices that easily break down. The problem is that these are built on purpose (I saw a inquiry on TV on "Presa diretta"), and look at the case, they always break when the warranty expired! I suggest you to keep those two old models, one day they will have an almost priceless value!
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@alberello75 (18372)
• Genova, Italy
17 Feb 17
@mysdianait Ok, take it as fun
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@DianneN (81978)
• United States
14 Feb 17
I have only had a Samsung, Blackberry, and iPhones. I think it's great that yours have lasted so long!!!!
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
Well I have not used them since I had my first smartphone five years ago but they both still work. They were the most reliable cellphone ever!
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@DianneN (81978)
• United States
14 Feb 17
@mysdianait My Blackberry burnt itself out when I was watching videos!!!
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
@DianneN Oh wow! You replaced it with a Samsung? I have a GalaxyS4 and am pleased with how simple it is and how well it works too.
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
14 Feb 17
I know about the phone. My Dad's first phone which he kept for ages. I am not sure where it went or if he lost it?
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
So now you know what to get him for his next birthday
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@Daljinder (22072)
• India
15 Feb 17
@mysdianait If it is available by this April....
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
15 Feb 17
@Daljinder The article says it will be launched at the end of this month of February.
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@AkoPinay (10088)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
My first phone was Alcatel then Nokia 5110, 3330, 6510, 6100, the first phone with cam back and front I forgot what model it is, and had many others. My Nokia 1110 and C3 are still working but I no longer use them.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
I still have that one too, the 3330 Relics from the past that are making a comeback!
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@AkoPinay (10088)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
@mysdianait now I want this
Elegant simplicity. Trusted reliability. Lasting quality. We are unlocking new and extraordinary possibilities for billions of people. And we’re just getting started, with new smartphones coming in 2017.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
@AkoPinay Interesting! Will look out for that soon
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
I don't have it anymore but it was my second phone... Hihi My first was Nokia 5110...
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
I have another later Nokia - but I don't remember the number - and I am still using it. I have a GalaxyS4 smartphone as my main number and the other Nokia has a number that I no longer use but I keep it in case some office or business has not been informed of the new number yet. Nokia were the best in my opinion
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@brokenbee (7942)
• Philippines
14 Feb 17
@mysdianait Yup!!! And they are back with the Android OS now. Hmmmmmm! The other giants should be scared now! Hihi! For me it is also the best. Before I switched to Android last year, the phone I was using was a Nokia that I bought in 2010. I am still using it right now as my back up phone. Actually, my main cp number is there, so it is still like my main phone. Hihihi
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
14 Feb 17
@brokenbee I haven't got a back up phone foor my smartphone. Last year the battery packed up and it took two weeks for the replacement to arrive and I bought a cheap Huawei which I then sold to a friend after I had only used it for those two weeks. If I see a Nokia Android at a good price then I will get one as a back up just in case Always best to have one on hand so as not to be isolated.
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• Bournemouth, England
5 Mar 17
I had Nokias for about 7 years up until 2002, including one like this which I sold. I am a little too reliant on many smartphone features nowadays to go back to using a 3310 but it would make a good spare. And I do miss that Nokia ringtone: da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da-daaaa.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
5 Mar 17
Yes that sound is special. As a spare it would be perfect and I will be getting one of the new ones for that purpose.
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• Bournemouth, England
5 Mar 17
@mysdianait The battery life is very appealing.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
5 Mar 17
@asfarasiknow Yes that is what appeals to me too. It would be perfect as a spare for that reason, It would always be available for calls should my smartphone need recharging.
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@hora_fugit (5439)
• India
18 Feb 17
This was our family's second phone, and the most used one. And now it sits leisurely in a cupboard. Don't think the battery still works.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
18 Feb 17
I recharged both of mine u since I posted this and they are both working perfectly! Now I will decide whether to use them again or sell them if they are still worth a lot after the new version is released.
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@tzwrites (4955)
• Romania
15 Feb 17
I wonder if people will actually buy these phones, I find them unpractical for my lifestyle.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
15 Feb 17
I think that they might. They are perfect as a second phone just in case anything happens to your primary phone. Especially as, if they are really the same as the original, the battery lasts for ages before it needs recharging.
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