Nokia has been making waves at Mobile World Congress with the launch of a revamped version of its 3310 handset .
Released in 2000, the original Nokia 3310 sold 126 million units worldwide, making it one of the world’s best-selling mobile phones.
The rebooted handset stays to true to the design language of the original phone, with curved edges and a silver “collar” around the screen.
The body of the device is made of plastic, and it comes in an array of bright colours – including red and yellow, both with a gloss finish, and blue and grey, both with a matte finish.
However, it is slimmer and lighter than the original handset, with a significantly bigger 2.4-inch full colour display and larger buttons.
Although it is definitely a very different phone, picking up the new Nokia 3310 immediately made me feel nostalgic for a time when phones were simple and functional, and didn’t dominate our lives in the way smartphones do today.
The device has an alphanumeric keyboard and no touchscreen. You navigate using the buttons on the device’s collar – which include directional buttons, a “select” button and “pick up” and “hang up” buttons.