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HMD’s revived Nokia 3310 classic mobile gets 3G

Nokia logo licensee HMD Global is doubling down at the tech nostalgia card it pulled out again in February, through pronouncing a 3G model of the colourful candybar Nokia 3310 it had already revived — now with toughen for a handful of apps.

So in addition to communicate, textual content and the classic Nokia Snake sport, it now touts the power for the 3310 3G to make use of apps like Facebook, Twitter and Skype — in large part because of the presence of a 3G radio (vs the slower and in all probability unsupported, relying on provider and marketplace, 2G GSM tech used within the 3310 introduced previous this 12 months).

Given the presence of 3G, HMD has determined to enhance the scale of the handset reasonably — it’s 13.29% better quantity to be exact — pronouncing it’s been ergonomically redesigned to permit extra spacing between the buttons to make the typing revel in extra at ease.

However battery lifestyles is significantly decreased, additionally because of the presence of 3G, with simplest as much as 6.five hours of communicate time now vs up 22.1 hours for the 2G model. (Although Nokia 3310 3G customers stand up to 27 days of standby time, which is up reasonably at the 25.three days touted for the 2G model.)

“The addition of 3G data connectivity brings this popular phone to even more fans around the world,” HMD writes in a press unencumber. “The Nokia 3310 3G combines the talk and text appeal of the current model with a 3G data connection, meaning you can now enjoy the classic across more countries.”

HMD says it needed to increase some new core tool for the tool to permit toughen for 3G — so it has a reasonably other OS vs the 2G model of the tool.

The 3G model of the unfashionable classic may be reasonably costlier (RRP of €69 vs €49 for the 2G).

HMD says the 3G mobile might be rolling out globally from mid-October — with Australia a number of the first markets the place it’s going to be to be had.

Tech nostalgia is only one part of HMD’s mobile play after all, with an Android powered smartphone line — such because the Nokia eight flagship it unboxed final month — and, now, a portfolio of just about ten mobile gadgets in play after lower than a 12 months of bringing the Nokia logo again to the mobile marketplace.

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