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#TechThursday: Nokia 3310 makes a comeback with a welcome blast from the past

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#TechThursday: Nokia 3310 makes a comeback with a welcome blast from the past
Remember Snake? The addictive game is back

Long before the time sink that is Candy Crush — there was Snake. If you don't remember playing this lo-fi game on Nokia's monochrome display of old, you're probably too young. For those of us who smile at the mention of Snake, you'll be glad to know that you can start challenging yourself to a new high score, but this time on the new and improved Nokia 3310, which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. 


Unlike the sleek smartphones of today, Nokia's 2017 revival of the Nokia 3310 is all about stripping things down to the bare essentials. Instead of a 1080-pixel screen, you get a 2.4-inch, 240 x 320-pixel screen. It even does away with a touchscreen. Instead, you toggle between screens by physically thumbing the directional pad. The phone's not so austere as to cut you off the internet, but its 2.5G capabilities mean that you'll surf the web at a much slower pace than you're probably accustomed to. 

nokia 3310 2017

Available in red, yellow, blue, and grey, the modern Nokia 3310 comes bundled with the legendary Snake — truly a welcome blast from the past. It's a full-colour experience now, and you can even get your fella to move diagonally. 

nokia 3310 2017

While the Nokia 3310 is expected to roll out in the second quarter of 2017, it is unlikely that it will retail in Singapore as 2G networks in the country will cease from this April. 

Denise Kok

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