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Nokia is bringing back an indestructible early ’00s phone

referring to Take notice, everyone who can’t figure out how an iPhone works: Nokia is going to start manufacturing its 3310 candybar phone again.
The phone, which Boing Boing notes “is said to be the most reliable phone ever made,” was first introduced around the turn of the century, when texting was merely a novel concept and not a way of life.
Nokia will launch the phone in at a conference in Barcelona later this month, and Venture Beat says the phone could be a good buy for “nostalgic former owners for use as a second phone,” just in case you weren’t carrying around enough stuff already.
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The phone will cost about $62, and could be a great Christmas present for your grandma, who can then keep it under her seat in the car “just in case,” but never charge it, thus making it essentially worthless.

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Why we still love the phone that defined the Nokia era

Why we still love the phone that defined the Nokia era
Why we still love the phone that defined the Nokia era

The Nokia 3310 is back – or at least will be soon.
Nokia sold more than 100 million of them, and at a rumoured price of around £50, the new version could well feature as a popular second phone.
The four black bars on the right hand side of the screen were reassuringly static (there was no panicking about percentages back then) and because it was the world’s most popular phone, everyone had a charger.
Despite the wonders of today’s smartphones, with their 4G internet connections, touchscreens and endless choice of apps – the 3310 still holds a special place in many hearts.
And if the worst came to the worst, you could swap out batteries, borrowing a friend’s in a pinch.

Nokia reportedly resurrecting 'indestructible' phone
Nokia reportedly resurrecting ‘indestructible’ phone

Nokia was for years the world’s top mobile phone maker until the advent of smartphones such as the iPhone and Android-based systems.
The internet seemed to react positively to the news with a slew of Nokia 3310 memes.
WASHINGTON — The Nokia 3310 maintains a legendary status among those who remember mobile phones’ earlier days.
The new phone will allegedly be sold for a mere €59 (around $63) to European and North American customers first.
Fans, and the curious, have subjected the phone to a wide variety of destruction tests.

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