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Nokia 3310 release date is coming later this year
Nokia announced it was relaunching its classic 3310 back in February.
This rebooted feature phone includes a bigger colour screen, updated design that's more durable and a rear camera – something owners of the original could only dream of.
There's also an incredible month-long battery life and the inclusion of fully refreshed Snake game.
The original Nokia 3310 was one of the biggest selling phones ever and the interest in this updated phone looks set to continue that success.
According to data from Carphone Warehouse the Nokia 3310 has seen ten times more pre-registration interest than any of the other flagship devices revealed this year.
Carphone Warehouse’s Andrew Wilson said that there had been, “an astonishing groundswell of interest in the Nokia 3310” following its unveiling.
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NOKIA has unveiled its refreshed Nokia 3310 mobile phone on-stage during its press conference at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow, in Barcelona. And yes, the specs reveal that the new Nokia 3310 might just be as good as you remember from the first time round.
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Nokia has relaunched the Nokia 3310 with a new look – but the same battery life
With the excitement around this phone growing, HMD Global who are behind the relaunch, have annouced when fans will be able to get hold of the phone.
In a interview, Tomislav Himbele, Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe at HMD Global confirmed that the Nokia 3310 will arrive in the UK during the end of Q2.
The 3310 will launch alongside three of Nokia's other new phones including the Nokia 3, 5 and 6.
All of these devices should be available to buy around the end of May or early June with the phones ranging in price from €49 for the 3310 to six €229 for the Nokia 6.
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Although the 3310 will launch in May or June it's currently unclear if Nokia will be able to keep up with demand.
Other smartphone manufacturers, including Apple, have sometimes struggled to have enough devices ready at launch, meaning some fans have had to wait months to get hold of one.
Although there's a huge amount of excitement around the Nokia 3310 this phone does come with a few minor issues.
The new Nokia 3310 isn't compatible with WhatsApp or Facebook which are two of the world's most popular apps.
The 2017 edition of the Nokia 3310 does ship with access to Twitter, as well as email, but the lack of messaging support could prove to be a hassle for Nokia 3310 buyers.
Despite having a number of new features, the new Nokia 3310 still only runs on a 2G network.
According to the specifications listed on the Nokia website, the new phone will only be able to function on standard GSM frequencies between 900 MHz and 1800 MHz.
A number of countries including the US, Netherlands and Australia are looking to switch off their 2G networks in the coming years.
It turns out, 2G networks are pretty old. The frequency was first used in the 1990s, and was the first to digitise mobile phone transmissions – protecting your data and ensuring that only the intended recipient could receive it.
The Nokia 3310 will become useless in the countries that don't have this ageing network anymore.