HMD’s revived Nokia 3310 classic mobile gets 3G

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Nokia emblem licensee HMD World is doubling down at the tech nostalgia card it pulled out again in February, via pronouncing a 3G model of the colourful candybar Nokia 3310 — now with toughen for a handful of apps.

So in addition to communicate, textual content and the classic Nokia Snake sport, it now touts the facility for the 3310 3G to make use of apps like Fb, Twitter and Skype — in large part due to the presence of a 3G radio (vs the slower and most likely unsupported, relying on service and marketplace, 2G GSM tech used within the 3310 introduced previous this yr).

Given the presence of 3G, HMD has made up our minds to make stronger the dimensions of the handset relatively — it’s 13.29% larger quantity to be exact — announcing it’s been ergonomically redesigned to allow extra spacing between the buttons to make the typing enjoy extra relaxed.

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Then again battery lifestyles is significantly lowered, additionally due to the presence of 3G, with handiest as much as 6.five hours of communicate time now vs up 22.1 hours for the 2G model. (Even if Nokia 3310 3G customers rise up to 27 days of standby time, which is up relatively at the 25.three days touted for the 2G model.)

“The addition of 3G data connectivity brings this popular phone to even more fans around the world,” HMD writes in a press unlock. “The Nokia 3310 3G combines the talk and text appeal of the current model with a 3G data connection, meaning you can now enjoy the classic across more countries.”

HMD says it needed to broaden some new core device to allow toughen for 3G — so the 3310 3G has a relatively other OS vs the 2G model of the telephone.

The 3G model of the unfashionable classic could also be relatively dearer (RRP of €69 vs €49 for the 2G).

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HMD says the 3G mobile will likely be rolling out globally from mid-October — with Australia some of the first markets the place it’s going to be to be had.

Tech nostalgia is only one part of HMD’s mobile play in fact, with an Android powered smartphone line — such because the Nokia eight flagship it unboxed closing month — and, now, a portfolio of just about ten mobile gadgets in play after not up to a yr of bringing the Nokia emblem again to the mobile marketplace.