On Thursday, September 28, Nokia announced that its Nokia 3310 phone, the reinvented version, of course, will be getting 3G support. This means that starting with this future version, the reinterpreted classic will be able to support smart apps.
HMD Global, the Nokia licensee, pulled the tech nostalgia card back in February, this year. At the time, it released the highly mediatized reemergence of a classic, Nokia’s 3310 model.
The new version could do the same things as its predecessor. Namely, it allows its users to talk on the phone and send messages. Also, and very importantly for some, it comes with the Nokia Snake game.
— Nokia Mobile (@nokiamobile) September 28, 2017
The Latest New Nokia 3310 Wil Be Able to Support Smart Apps
Now, the company announced that it would be expanding the capabilities of its reinvented phone. New models will start getting a 3G support. Currently available 3310 phones work with a 2G GSM tech that is much slower and perhaps even unsupported by some carrier.
With the introduction of the 3G radio, Nokia 3310’s users will be able to utilize Facebook, Twitter, and Skype on the same phone. The additional functionalities will nonetheless be coming with shortages in other departments.
The phone is getting ergonomically redesigned so that the space between the buttons will be bigger. However, the new versions of the device will have a shorter lifespan as it will support only 6.5 hours of talk instead of the 22.1 hours available for the current models.
Still, the soon to come Nokia 3310 will also get around 27 days of standby time, slightly more than the 25.3 days currently touted for the 2G version. The new device will also be coming with a modified OS, one capable of supporting 3G.
“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,” presented HMD in a press release.
The 3G version of Nokia 3310 will start being available sometime in mid-October, and will slightly more expensive than the 2G model. Further details on the release will be announced over the following weeks.
While some will be pleased to hear about the added functionalities, there might nonetheless be others that see this as a departure from the idea behind both the original and its redesign.
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