Nokia 3310: Iconic mobile returns with a battery that lasts a month – and yes it has Snake

By on Feb 27, 2017 in Mobile Design |

The Nokia 3310, the phone that defined a generation of mobiles, has been reborn 17 years after it was first released.

The new version recreates the design of the original, which was an icon of the early 2000s and helped bring text messaging into the mainstream. It was one of the first mobiles to also become a cultural icon, with its distinctive Nokia ringtone, compact design and mobile game Snake, and sold more than 100 million units.

The new version has been unveiled by HMD Global, a Finnish company made up largely of former Nokia employees, that has acquired the rights to the Nokia brand.