You can’t keep an awesome phone down: The iconic Nokia 3310 is coming back.
A well know phone leaker Evan Blass, writing in VentureBeat, A brick-like phone is planned for relaunch at the end of the month.
The Nokia 3310, first launched 17 years ago, has achieved cult status — it was extremely hard tough strong with a great battery and a now-iconic design.
Nokia 3310 does not even have a color screen, and Nokia lost its market-leading position with the dawn of the Android, iPhone and the smartphone era.
HMD Global, the Finnish company that now makes Nokia phones, is reportedly preparing to launch a modern version of the old age 3310 ahead of Mobile World Congress, an upcoming mobile industry conference to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on February 26.
It sounds as if the new 3310 will riff on the original cell phone, rather than being a total reproduction — Blass said it as an “homage” – but beyond that we have gotten no details on the features of the new device. Color screen? Apps?Camera? None of these are exactly cutting edge, but they would all be a major step on the original 3310’s basic feature set.
It will reportedly retail for €59 ($63, or £50) in Europe. It’s still not clear on it’s global release.
An HMD Global representative declined to comment on “rumors or speculation.”
Mobile World Congress is scheduled to run from February 27 to March 2, and Business Insider will be attending and reporting live from Barcelona throughout.