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The Nokia Phone From The Early '00s Is Making A Comeback

'The grandmaster of gaming and good old snakes is back!!!'

16/02/2017 3:33 AM AEDT | Updated 16/02/2017 3:33 AM AEDT
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JAPAN - FEBRUARY 15: Launched on the 1st September 2000, the Nokia 3310 featured advanced messaging, personalisation with Xpress-on covers and screensavers, vibra feature, time management functions, voice dialling, picture messaging, predictive text input and games. It also introduced �mobile chat� using the Nokia Friends-Talk service, which allows users to have conversations using SMS (Short Message Service). This is a globally accepted wireless service that enables the transmission of messages between mobile users and external systems such as e-mail, paging, and voice-mail. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

We have the fondest memories of Nokia phones. The sort-of cumbersome, brick-like phones were uncomplicated and indestructible.

And if you, too, feel nostalgic about playing “Snake” on your phone, then Finnish manufacturer HMD Global Oy has great news for you: It’s releasing an updated version of the Nokia 3310.

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The company acquired “exclusive rights to market phones under the storied Nokia brand” and plans to announce four phones at the Mobile World Congress, which kicks off Feb. 26 in Barcelona, Spain, according to Venture Beat.

A modern version of the Nokia 3310, which launched roughly 17 years ago and was taken off the market in 2005, will be released for a mere €59 (about $62.61). There’s no word yet on how, exactly, the new 3310 will be different from the old one.

Regardless, people are excited for the phone to make a comeback:

Besides the reboot of the classic 3310, the company also plans to release the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3. The Nokia 5 will reportedly go for €199, and Nokia 3, the entry-level Android, will go for €149.

Long live Nokia! 

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