Retro Nokia 3310 to go back on sale in Ireland next week

Rebooted handset launched along with three new Nokia smartphones that run on Android

 

The Nokia 3310 is back. The much-loved handset returns to Ireland next week when it goes on sale for €59.99.

The original 3310 sold 126 million phones, making it the 12th best-selling phone model in history. While the rejuvenated version is unlikely to achieve sales anywhere near that, there will likely be plenty of punters ready to go retro and shell out for the handset, which comes courtesy of Finnish firm HMD Global.

The new model, which was announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year, has bigger screens, 22 hours of talk time and up to one month of standby time.

Nokia, once the world’s biggest mobile maker, sold its handset operations to Microsoft for $7 billion in 2014, leaving it with its network equipment business and a large patent portfolio. The company last year licensed its devices brand to HMD Global, which is led by ex-Nokia executives and backed by Chinese electronics giant Foxconn.

In addition to the classic 3310, a new smartphone range that runs on Google’s Android platform is launching in Ireland next week.

The Nokia 6 comes with a 5.5in screen and will retail at €249.99. The Nokia 5, with a 5.2in screen, will sell for €209. The Nokia 3, which comes with a 5in screen, sells at €159.