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Nokia release iconic 3310 phone in 3G in Australia

For those nostalgic for the days before smartphones took over the world, this is the throwback for you. 

A new version of the classic Nokia 3310 will be available in Australia next month with 3G capability for the first time, priced at just $89.95. 

The new model comes in fresh new colours and a customisable user interface that lets you pick a theme to suit your mood.

But fans of the popular handset need not worry about the new phone being too different from the original – it still has Snake.

A new version of the classic Nokia 3310 was launched at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo on Thursday

The original Nokia 3310 (pictured) mobile phone was launched in September 2000

The original Nokia 3310 (pictured) mobile phone was launched in September 2000

And in a playful nod to one of the most iconic mobile phone games of all time, the Nokia 3310 in 3G was launched at a global event hosted at Sydney’s iconic Taronga Zoo, home to the world’s most deadly snakes, on Thursday. 

‘Our reimagining of the Nokia 3310 has been a global and cultural phenomenon,’ said Juho Sarvikas, chief product officer at HMB Global, the home of Nokia phones.

‘In a world dominated by smartphones, the mix of nostalgia and a beautiful phone that just keeps going has captured people’s imagination.

‘Our fans around the world have been asking for this iconic phone to support 3G.

The new version of the iconic phone (pictured) will have 3G capability for the first time

The new model comes in fresh new colours and a customisable user interface that lets you pick a theme to suit your mood

The new version of the iconic phone (pictured) will have 3G capability for the first time

The Nokia 3310 in 3G boasts an incredible 6.5-hour talk-time and up to 27 days  of standby time

The Nokia 3310 in 3G boasts an incredible 6.5-hour talk-time and up to 27 days of standby time

‘Fans asked, we listened, and today welcome the Nokia 3310 3G.’

The 3G data connectivity means the phone can be used in more countries.

It has up to 6.5 hours of talk time, as well as an impressive 27 days of standby time.

In keeping with the series’ bold heritage, the Nokia 3310 3G will be available in Australia in new Azure and Charcoal colours, all with a matte finish and new silver keypads.

The device will be available in Australia from mid-October from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and on prepaid through Vodafone and select Optus retailers.

The device will be available in Australia from mid-October from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and on prepaid through Vodafone and select Optus retailers 

The device will be available in Australia from mid-October from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman and on prepaid through Vodafone and select Optus retailers 

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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