Nokia 3310 3G gives a modern spin to a famous phone

The new iPhone 7 smartphone is displayed inside an Apple Inc. store in Los Angeles California U.S

The new iPhone 7 smartphone is displayed inside an Apple Inc. store in Los Angeles California U.S

The new Nokia 3310 3G now comes with a bunch of apps to use.

HMD Global's most affordable smartphone the Nokia 3 was recently upgraded to Android 7.1 Nougat.

The modern Nokia 3310 left some a little out in the cold.

Nokia announced at MWC this year that they were releasing a new Nokia 3310, updated (sort of) for the new millennium. In line with the other Nokia-branded featurephones that have sold millions in recent years without anyone really noticing, the Series 30 3310 phone was dustproof and boasted a month's talktime.

Expansion of 3G availability implies that clients of the "dumb phone" will be presently ready to get to quicker portable information speeds. That meant it couldn't be used in countries like the United States, which uses unsupported 2G bands, or countries where networks have consciously made a decision to switch off their 2G services.

In a press statement, Juho Sarvikas, HMD Global's chief product officer, said, "Our fans around the world have been asking for this iconic phone to support 3G". Australia will be the first market to get the 3G version starting on October 16. It'll retail for for €69 ($80.95/AU$$89.95). The Nokia 3310 comes with a 64MB ROM which is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.

Now there is a new Nokia 3310 3G on offer with two new color variants.

Connectivity options apart from 3G support include a micro USB port (USB 2.0), 3.5mm audio jack and Bluetooth 2.1, the Nokia 3310 launched earlier in February had features Bluetooth 3.0 with SLAM. All these variants come with a matte finish and sports silver keypads. The price is slightly more due to 3G addition. Nokia is also updating the colour schemes for the 3G version with a choice of azure, pink, yellow an black.

The profit margins of the long-in-the-works, newly introduced Nokia 3310 3G variant can't be much higher than those of the 2G configuration.

Moreover, Nokia 3310 3G will be available in both single-SIM and dual-SIM options.

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