Seventeen years after it was originally launched, the Nokia 3310 is reportedly set to make a comeback.
HMD Oy Global, a Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to market the Nokia brand, is apparently planning to release a revamped version of the classic phone at the end of February.
The original version was retired in 2005, at which point, according to Nokia, it had sold 126m units, making it the the world’s best-selling phone.
There have been no further details about how close the new version will be to the original, which gained a cult following due to its impressively long battery life, indestructibility, and the addictive game Snake II.
News of the possible release has had a mixed reception, with some commentators suggesting the past is best left alone.
Others have welcomed the news with enthusiasm.
Others seem to misunderstand the fundamental virtues of the original version.
And some have no need for a re-release because theirs still works.
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