What was old is all new again..........http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nokia-phone-comeback_us_58a4701de4b03df370dc30be
Haha! Yeah, I read about that. There seems to be some sort of a trend for many companies to "repackage" and sell nostalgia back to the consumers, in my view, but then again, when was this not a trend.
I always admired Nokia phones for their durability and long-lasting battery. However, I never quite got all the buzz surrounding the Nokia 3310. Albeit quite sterdy, I've always been annoyed that when you drop it, it falls apart in what feels like 1000-piece puzzle. Furthermore the old Nokia 3310 has always been associated with long battery life, but if you actually check the figures, it becomes evident that is not the case. It has around 260 hours of stand-by time, which is about the same as your average smartphone nowadays, I believe. It's nowhere near the record-high of 2400 hours of the Philips X1560.
As for the "new" Nokia 3310, I think it looks interesting, but we'll see for sure tomorrow. I don' like that it will come with Symbian Series 30+ OS as I've found a couple of bugs in it with mine old Nokia. One, for example, which cost me a lot of headaches is that I used the drafts function in messages as a platform for some important notes. Little did I know, once you make one draft and save it, when you make & save a 2nd one, it automatically deletes the first one. In other words you only get to have 1 draft saved. Unfortunately that cost me the loss of some very important information at the time.
I also didn't like to hear that the Nokia 3310 would come with a colour display. I much more think that the classic monochrome one would supply the new phone with a much more retro vibe, which is ultimately what the potential buyers of this device, I think, are after. Nokia doesn't seem to get that with this niche of the market the race is not to the top in terms of functionality, but rather the other way around.
I am not quite keen on the suggested price tag as well, but as long as the new Nokia 3310 comes with a sterdy, waterproof case, MUCH higher battery stand-by time of 1000+ hours to justify its legacy, coupled with a retro design and feel, I think it stands a strong chance of becoming the de facto leader in the feature phones market in the Western world. I know that I'm probably nit-picking especially when I say the price might be a little high, but let's not forget that my 2nd phone, which is a Yezz C23A, cost me $22.99 off-contract and unlocked.
This is basically my view on the subject of the relaunch of the Nokia 3310.