Gadget fans may be treated to some nostalgia in the coming weeks as it is alleged that the Nokia 3310 will be relaunched at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 happening in Barcelona, Spain later this month.
According to the latest reports, HMD, the company who now owns the Nokia brand of phones, is re-launching the Nokia 3310, along with the reveal of other Nokia phones it developed under its ward. While HMD has yet to officially confirm this, tech pundits believe that it will really be the case as, after all, the news on the relaunch of the Nokia 3310 was first floated by a trusted tipster, Evan Blass.
To the uninitiated, Blass is considered to be one of the most-trusted leakers when it comes to technology products. As a technology writer, he has established good connection with phone companies and receives first-hand information before a product is finally unveiled. Hence, when Blass tweeted last Feb. 13 that HMD is re-launching the Nokia 3310 at the upcoming MWC 2017, many people believe that the iconic Nokia phone is, indeed, making a comeback.
While the Nokia 3310 is known for its long battery life that can last up to a week and a durable body that can withstand the strongest impact upon a drop, it remains unclear as to how the latest version of the device will look like as Blass accompanied his tweet with a photo of the old Nokia 3310.
However, International Business Times suspects that the phone will be successful in evoking nostalgia as far as its appearance is concerned. However, the online publication opines that if the Nokia 3310 will come with a colored screen, a pair of cameras, and capable of supporting a 3G connection, its fans will even be happier.
Meanwhile, apart from the Nokia 3310, HMD is also set to launch the Nokia 3, 5, and 6 at the MWC 2017. However, it is believed that it will be the Nokia 3310 that will create the loudest buzz after HMD's press conference on Feb. 26.