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Stop Everything! The Nokia 3310 Is Officially Coming Back Into Our Lives

Everything old is new again.

27/02/2017 9:24 AM AEDT | Updated 27/02/2017 10:17 AM AEDT

Earlier this month rumours began circulating that everybody's favourite (and for many, first) mobile phone, the Nokia 3310 would be making a comeback and now, the tech company has confirmed it will be bringing the hardy handset back to life.

And yes, it has Snake.

The news was announced overnight at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where a new generation of Nokia smartphones was unveiled; Nokia 6, Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, as well as the return of the 3310.

The new and improved model will be available in four colours; Warm Red and Yellow, both with a gloss finish, and Dark Blue and Grey both with a matte finish.

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The new and improved 3310 in 'Warm Red.'

It also boasts 22 hours of talk time as well as a month-long stand-by battery life.

The original Nokia 3310 was released to the public in 2000 and went on to sell over 100 million units worldwide.

Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMD Global said in a statement when it came to bringing back the 3310, they just couldn't resist.

We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand.

"We wanted to reward loyal Nokia phone fans and make a statement that rich heritage, innovation and modern design can go hand-in-hand."

While there's no confirmed release date, Nokia says that they expect the 3310 to go on sale later this year for around €49 (AUD $67).

And because everybody has Facebook on their phone, they've launched Snake for Messenger, as part of Facebook's instant games across platform experience.

Available from today, the updated version has been designed to be played with groups of friends, because we're in the social age.

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Oh, the memories.


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