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Nokia 3310: The New $89.95 Phone Goes On Sale Today

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16/10/2017 11:24 AM AEDT | Updated 16/10/2017 11:24 AM AEDT
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A few weeks back Nokia announced the re-release of the iconic 3310 handset. The reinvented mobile phone starts rolling out in stores as of Monday and you can get it for under 100 bucks.

The point of difference is that doesn't have all the bells and whistles of a smartphone, but that's the appeal. It's perfect for those who just want to text or make calls (remember those days!?) -- it has up to six and a half hours of talk time and an impressive 27 days of standby time so battery anxiety need not apply.

Fans of the retro handset are most hyped about the return on Snake -- the game we all used to play to pass time before we had social media in our hands.

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"Our re-imagining of the Nokia 3310 has been a global and cultural phenomenon. In a world dominated by smartphones, the mix of nostalgia and a beautiful phone that just keeps going has captured people's imagination," Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer of HMD Global said in a brand statement.

"Our fans around the world have been asking for this iconic phone to support 3G. Fans asked, we listened, and today welcome the Nokia 3310 3G."

The Nokia 3310 3G is available in Australia in two colours -- Azure and Charcoal -- and you can get it from JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman or on prepaid through Vodafone and Optus.

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