The Samsung Note 7, even after its battery explosion incidents, could not be the subject of as many internet memes as that of the legendary Nokia 3310, which was released in 2000.
The memes are not the only distinguished featured of the brick hard phone. In fact, the Nokia 3310 is one of the most loved phones of all times, for being the most resilient phone ever.
Despite being older than 15 years, this classic phone is going strong to this day. The phone featured an endless snake game and a battery that lasted weeks. The Nokia 3310 was named as the ‘Chuck Norris of phones’ as the set sold 126 million units worldwide. You can still buy it on Amazon.
Even with all the love from its customers, Nokia had a sudden fall in sales when the entire world moved to smartphones, and the company couldn’t keep up. The company’s market share dropped from 46.7 percent in 2007 to a 3.1 percent in 2013. Although Nokia failed miserably in the smartphone zone; it has not given up yet. The company was sold to Microsoft, and their new sales strategy is different from the rest of the phone world.
Nokia is geared up to boost its sales by poking you right in the feels with nostalgia. The company will dig blueprints of old phones and apply them to the new ones. It has released new versions of the old appreciated phones, like the Nokia 215, costing only $29 with a battery life of 29 days on standby.
The new version of the Nokia 3310 will be released later this February with a price tag of EUR 59 at Mobile World Congress (MWC). At the same Congress, Nokia will be launching other phones called the Nokia 3, 5 and 6. A Finnish company called ‘HMD Global’ now sells the Nokia brand phones as it has bought the rights to its name.
The return of the legendary phone is good news for those who cannot afford expensive smartphones and have to settle for the low-end devices. The phones will also be welcomed by the Nokia fans who have made resilient efforts to keep their old phones alive through all these years.
After all, you would love to have a handy hammer in your pocket, wouldn’t you?