HMD Global – the Finnish startup currently licensing the Nokia name – has launched an updated version of its revived Nokia 3310. This time around, it packs a 3G radio and support for a handful of apps – like Facebook, Twitter, and Skype.
(Side note: Can you think of anything worse than composing a 280-character tweet on a T9 keyboard? Your thumbs will start to throb before you finish typing “time for some game theory.” )
The 3G radio is the star of the show here. Not only does it make downloading large files – like apps – less frustrating, it also means you can use the new 3310 in countries its predecessor didn’t support, like the US and Canada, which long switched off the 900 Mhz and 1800 Mhz frequencies.