An old Nokia 3310 mobile phone.

[cs_content][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ class=”cs-ta-left” style=”padding: 0px;”][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left” class=”introduction”]Jesse Harrison Lowe discusses the return of the former beast that is the 3310.[/x_blockquote][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.rebelessex.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/6880372099_2f022ddc65_b.jpg” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=””][cs_text class=”cs-ta-left caption”]Credit: Kevin Steinhardt on Flickr.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][cs_section parallax=”false” style=”margin: 0px;padding: 0px;”][cs_row inner_container=”true” marginless_columns=”false” style=”margin: 0px auto;padding: 0px;”][cs_column fade=”false” fade_animation=”in” fade_animation_offset=”45px” fade_duration=”750″ type=”1/1″ style=”padding: 0px;”][cs_text]O-M-G, it’s back! The phone we all keep close to our hearts, the 3310 has returned.

After a 17-year hiatus, Nokia have brought back the phone we all used to borrow from our parents to play snake for hours on end. However, despite all the buzz around the new phone, is this a good move or have Nokia bought something back from the past which should have stayed there?[/cs_text][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left” class=”quote”]”Equipped with Snake to keep the OG Nokia-heads happy”[/x_blockquote][cs_text]Sporting a new streamlined look, which is sure to be highly divisive, Nokia recently took the wraps off their new handset. One of the most recognisable and well known phones of all time, the 3310 has reappeared with a new design. Rocking a new d-pad style button layout, which is different to the original, the new 3310 maintains a very similar keyboard. There is no doubt that these two phones are brothers. However, some people have argued that the new look has ruined the memory of the old design.
[/cs_text][x_image type=”none” src=”http://www.rebelessex.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/noki3310-warmred.png” alt=”” link=”false” href=”#” title=”” target=”” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” info_content=”” class=”image”][cs_text class=”caption”]The new Nokia 3310 stays true to the original design, with modern bells and whistles. Photo credit: HMD Global.[/cs_text][cs_text]Equipped with Snake to keep the OG Nokia-heads happy, the handset has attempted to keep as many of the features of the old phone, whilst bringing it into the 21st century. The inclusion of both Twitter and Facebook apps are sure to appeal to new phone buyers, or those who just need a low-cost phone which will cover the basics.

Ensuring that the new phone will appeal to the masses, Nokia have promised that the phone will be low cost, and offer the infamous quality we expect from the 3310. Weighing in at a meagre 79 grams, the new 3310 is sure to feel like a feather in the pocket compared to the phones we’re used to nowadays. For those of us who always forget to charge our phones, the new 3310 has you covered, with a battery which Nokia claims will last on standby for up to a month.[/cs_text][x_blockquote cite=”” type=”left” class=”quote”]”The new 3310 is sure to feel like a feather in the pocket compared to the phones we’re used to nowadays”
[/x_blockquote][cs_text]Nokia are to release the phone by the second quarter of 2017, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, let us know whether you would trade in your smartphone for a slice of the naughties.[/cs_text][/cs_column][/cs_row][/cs_section][/cs_content]

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