Nokia manufacturer licensee HMD global is doubling down on the tech nostalgia card it pulled out back in February, by using announcing a 3G version of the colorful candybar Nokia 3310 — now with help for a handful of apps.
So as well as speak, textual content and the traditional Nokia Snake game, it now touts the means for the 3310 3G to use apps like facebook, Twitter and Skype — largely due to the presence of a 3G radio (vs the slower and probably unsupported, depending on provider and market, 2G GSM tech used in the 3310 introduced prior this year).
Given the presence of 3G, HMD has determined to beef up the measurement of the handset just a little — it’s 13.29% better volume to be genuine — asserting it’s been ergonomically redesigned to allow greater spacing between the buttons to make the typing adventure greater relaxed.
besides the fact that children battery existence is considerably decreased, additionally because of the presence of 3G, with most effective up to six.5 hours of talk time now vs up 22.1 hours for the 2G edition. (youngsters Nokia 3310 3G users arise to 27 days of standby time, which is up somewhat on the 25.three days touted for the 2G edition.)
“The addition of 3G facts connectivity brings this general mobilephone to even more fans everywhere,” HMD writes in an announcement. “The Nokia 3310 3G combines the talk and text enchantment of the current mannequin with a 3G information connection, that means that you could now enjoy the classic across extra international locations.”
HMD says it needed to strengthen some new core utility to permit help for 3G — so the 3310 3G has a slightly diverse OS vs the 2G edition of the telephone.
The 3G version of the retro classic is also somewhat greater high priced (RRP of €sixty nine vs €49 for the 2G).
HMD says the 3G cellular will be rolling out globally from mid-October — with Australia among the many first markets the place it can be obtainable.
Tech nostalgia is only one half of HMD’s cell play of path, with an Android powered smartphone line — such as the Nokia eight flagship it unboxed last month — and, now, a portfolio of nearly ten cellular devices in play after less than a yr of bringing the Nokia company again to the mobile market.
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