Woah! So here comes my new article, along with the biggest and the happiest news for people: “NOKIA IS BACK”. Yes my friends, Nokia the Finnish brand, who once lost its league in the mobile phone market, is back with a bang in the same industry relaunching its most famous device 3310, which was launched back in the year 2000.
Nokia, a Finnish brand is known to be the best and the most innovative brand in the mobile phone industry. Yes, indeed it was innovative and it still is. Many things, many features were first launched by Nokia and those were then adopted by other companies. In the year 2008, when Android’s first version was launched, Nokia embarked its biggest quarterly loss and in it was difficult for Nokia to survive the tough market of smartphones everywhere with just one OS “Android” everywhere.
After this downfall, which is the worst loss of Nokia in the mobile market, Microsoft partnered with Nokia and their first device as partnership was launched in the year 2011. But though after the partnership, the company hold few profits in the year 2013 but couldn’t compete with the smartphone race, and finally Nokia announced the selling of its device and services division to Microsoft completely (This happened in the year 2013).
This all took place, as the company was unwilling to embrace the drastic change that was brought in the market with smartphones.
So as everyone knows time changes. Good times are after the bad ones, and finally here comes the good time of Nokia. Nokia is back in the mobile phone market with four new handsets. The launch of Nokia 6, Nokia 5, Nokia 3 as smartphones and the most famous phone of Nokia, the Nokia 3310 handset. Launched three smartphones and the 3310, making it more colourful.
After having brief about the Finnish brand, let us jump into our main centre of the topic, i.e. the Nokia 3310. The Nokia 3310 was a GSM Mobile phone announced in September 2000. The phone sold very well, and was one of the most successful phones with 126 million units sold worldwide. The phone become popular mainly because of its high durability.
This popular device of Nokia is rebooted by the company this year 2017 in the MWC (Mobile World Congress) with different variants of colours and powered by S30+ Operating System. Though it’s not a smartphone, the new 3310 will definitely win many hearts with its new cool design and different colour options available for the user. The design comes in colour as well as the display of the phone. The traditional model was black and white, but the present one is with colour display (Detailed specs will be listed in the end of the article).
The 3310 rather than being one heavy smartphone in its features, is limited more to just be a feature phone with limited features and basic internet facility in it. The mobile phone supports dual-sim functionality and features a 2.4 inch QVGA Display (Quarter Video Graphics Array). Supports a 2-Megapixel rear Camera, with an LED Flash and consists a microSD slot. The best part of the phone is its durability and a one month long battery life. Oh! Yes, that’s true. One month long battery life, with 22 hours of talk time. Also supports the most popular game provided by Nokia, the Snake (an upgraded version of the game). The game will be preinstalled in the device.
The device supports 2G connectivity internet. It possess 16GB of internal memory, which can be expanded (up to 32GB) with a microSD (It supports microSD as mentioned above). Packs a removable 1200 mAh battery.
So here listing all the features in a bullet list, they are:
- Operating System: Series 30+
- Dimensions: 115.60 X 51.00 X 12.80 (height X width X thickness).
- 4 inch QVGA colour display screen with 240 X 320 pixels of Resolution.
- 2 Megapixel Rear Camera with LED Flash. No Front Camera.
- GSM Dual Sim Support
- Consists of Bluetooth, FM and supportable 3.5 mm headphones.
- 16GB Internal Memory (Expandable up to 32 GB).
- Removable Battery (1200 mAh).
- 2G internet connectivity
- Battery Life: One month
- Talk Time: 22 hours.
- Colour Options Available: Warm Red, Yellow, Dark Blue and Grey.
- Expected Release Date (Time): Second Quarter of the year 2017.
- Approximately Priced At (Cost): ₹3,400/- – ₹3,500/-
Presently the rights to develop Nokia phones are with HMD (HMD Global Oy), which announced in the MWC that the Nokia 3310 will hit the retail market in the second quarter of the year. The phone is approximately priced at roughly ₹3,400/- to ₹3,500/-
So the mobile phone giant Nokia is all here to get its market share back and win hearts of the people.
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Note: I just focused on Nokia 3310, later in other articles I will focus of its smartphone ranges.
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Article written and submitted by: Akshay Rakesh Toshniwal