1. Tom Bombadildo

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    I would imagine the (probable) updated cell frequencies would be a great reason, seeing how most carriers (at least, in the US) are retiring 2G services sometime in the next couple years which will make old Nokia's useless bricks. IIRC AT&T has already done so at the end of 2016, and the rest have plans to shut it down by ~2020.
     
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    I'm fairly certain that those who say that Nokia 3310 was indestructible clearly haven't used it or aren't familiar with the kind of phones that were manufactured back then.

    If you want a truly surroundings-resistant phone, just grab a CAT. The S60 looks very promising.

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    Actually, Nokia has always been in the game. Hardware that pushes the Cellular signal and data is Nokia/Samsung/Ericisson.

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    All the carriers still have 2g ( fcc requirements )
     
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    Well i mean they aren't gonna try to sell those gameboy looking phones with the green and black pixels right? :ninja:
     
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    I assume the hardware with get an overhaul of some sorts, but who knows.
     
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    I just figured that was something people don't want anymore with the smartphones and apps being a common thing today, that was the thing 15 years ago. Like some revival project.:unsure:

    REBOOT NOKIA, FEATURING THE 3310 and N-GAGE :P
     
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    My point was 2G services are being dropped, my initial post said nothing about there being separate 2G towers. The "tower" thing is just a quote from telogis, to show you that yeah, 2G is being dropped by carriers.
     
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    Ah, I can see that. Thanks for the explanation. I don't see any one with flip-phones even, never mind the older ones any more, so this struck me as odd.

    I think my old Nokia is still kicking around at an old house in a different city, it was fun to play Snake for five minutes on it.

    I don't think the price is an issue, considering I see $40 smartphones - and that's in Canadian prices, which is more expensive than American prices!
     
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    Watch out everyone, Nokia's preparing a new batch of weapons!


    You could kill someone with that thing, and it'll still work!
     
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    They make some of these with a decent call quality, similar build quality to what they had and compatible with modern bluetooth headsets and they will likely have a few customers -- to this day I rarely have trouble shifting any of the 4 digit nokias and things that aspire to be them. Wonder what they will do with the charger* -- I would like simple USB but unless they are going to wedge a USB B in there or make a floating one I am not seeing the chance for it to match build quality.

    *apparently the EU directive is explicitly aimed at "data-enabled" phones and is voluntary.

    Wonder if we will see the return of pocket texting. I am also torn as to whether I call for some kind of wifi or sideband/side channel data for email subjects (and probably RSS or twitter or some nonsense).
     
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    LMAO, my 1st phone was actually a Nokia 3330 (almost the same but a bit newer? man I think I even begged my dad for it:blush:) I remember 3310 that was the highend I wanted it at 1st & it was freaking expensive back then. I think even my granny had 1 for years (handsdown though) & lots of guys,class/school mates I knew had the 3310. Snakes was the bomb cellphone game, I think I used to play it everyday & remember they guys bragging about it *starts to feel nostalgic*. I wonder what I did to that phone, it might still be alive somewhere in a box. o.o
     
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    Now Motorola just needs to bring back the DynaTAC.
     
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    Would definitely get this as a second/backup phone.
     
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    Do you often use the phone (and presumably SMS) features of a mobile phone? I increasingly meet people that use it and it also has a phone like it once might have also had a media player.
     
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    In a reality where people burnt over $100k for digging a hole : https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/nov/28/cards-against-humanity-hole
    You'll have all the "only 90s kids remember" herd that'll buy one to display in their cubicle. Worst you'll have starbucks code artisans with typewriters actually using the damn thing.
     
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    They aren't trying to compete with anybody. It's just a fun throwback to when Nokia was big. Like the OP said, it's probably going to be a collector's item.
     
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