We can all stick to our smartphones for now.
The 17-year-old Nokia 3310 is back and it even has Snake. However, the 3310 might not be up for sale as the 2G mobile network is to be phased out.
Singapore’s 2G mobile services is set to end from April 1. Last December, the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said that retailers and equipment suppliers are not allowed to sell 2G-only mobile devices to consumers for use from January.
Starhub and M1 has no plans to bring the Nokia 3310 into Singapore. Even if a person gets the handset from overseas, there might be problems using it locally.
The Nokia 3310 is making a return in a modern variant sporting a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 2 megapixel camera and even a microSD slot. The iconic ‘Snake’ game is back with better graphics just to play on the nostalgia.
Unlike your iPhones and Androids, the Nokia boasts a 31 days standby time and a talk time of 22 hours. The amazing standby time is achievable with the absence of Wi-Fi, touchscreen and apps aside from those pre-installed and available through the Opera Store.
The old ‘dumbphone’ is definitely missed but unfortunately we won’t get to enjoy the experience of going back to basics. Besides, what would a life without Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat be like?