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Nokia brings back the 3310 but not for Aussies

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With the recent rash of popularity of old style phones Nokia has licenced the old style 3310 candybar style phone to be ressurected. Sadly this phone is not useful in some countries like Australia where the 2G networks are being dismantled. If this retro phone does take off there is hope of a 3G or 4G version for diehard enthusiasts and people who appreciate a phone with 22 hours of talk time and one month standby.
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by bryan@pipedot.org on 2017-02-27 23:07 (#2E5QF)

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by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-01 11:21 (#2EB97)

We could have beaten them!

Next time, Dr Claw..

Sad! (Score: 1, Insightful)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-02-28 07:51 (#2E6WC)

I was initially interested in this announcement, but further investigation revealed it to be a terrible marketing cash-in. HMD Global already released the Nokia 150 late last year, and it is a better phone. It seems to me that the market is ready or will soon be for the slate meme to recede, and a real, decent feature phone could carve out a significant niche for itself. This, however a 2G-only phone with only 16MB of storage? Are you kidding? Not even hipsters will take this seriously. I suspect it will be forgotten before it even launches.