SINGAPORE: Some might call it one of the most reliable phones ever made, and it is set to make a return.
Plans for the relaunch of the Nokia 3310 were reported by tech website Venture Beat. The phone, which was first released in 2000, will go for US$73, the report said.
Citing an unidentified source, Venture Beat said the announcement will be made by HMD Global Oy - the Finnish manufacturer that has exclusive rights to market Nokia's phones - at the Mobile World Congress later this month.
HMD will also launch new smartphones – the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 – at the same event, reports said.
The Nokia 3310 was popular for its lasting battery life and sturdy build. It was released at the turn of the century as a substitute for the 3210 model.
According to Venture Beat, the launch event will be held in Barcelona on Feb 26, with the European market being the initial focus.