It’s okay to be a bit sentimental. In fact, it’s even more okay if the nostalgia is all about the iconic Nokia 3310, a phone that is many people’s first ever mobile handset.
Re-released at the MWC 2017 show in Barcelona, the Nokia 3310 was accompanied by three other Android 7.0 Nougat powered Nokia phones dubbed Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6. While the latter had already been released in China by the time of unveiling it at the MWC, the other Nokia phones were making it to the public’s eye for the first time.
Ever since their launch, the availability of these phones has remained a mystery. Even though Nokia confirmed that the four handsets will be available for purchase in Q2 2017, there was no mention of the markets where they will be sold. Prices of the phones kept on leaking in euros, something that suggested they’ll be available in Europe.
To clear the air, the Finnish company has confirmed that the Nokia 3310, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will all be released globally in at least 120 countries. This is huge for Nokia, but the Finnish company has not confirmed (by name) which markets will be included in this huge list. As for those in the U.S., you can be sure that the Nokia phones will be coming stateside. The story is also the same as far as Asian markets are concerned.
Even though we can’t confirm whether the Nokia 3310 will be sold in Kenya and Africa in general, one Kenyan online retailer – PigiaMe – seems to suggest that the iconic phone will also be coming to the East African country. We’ve asked for confirmation on whether the other Nokia phones will also be available and we’ll definitely update you on the same matter.
Remember this phone? Do you remember your first phone? pic.twitter.com/n7kH7UnICL
— PigiaMe (@PigiaMe) March 23, 2017
According to HMD Global, the company making the new Nokia phones, the Nokia 3310, Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 will start selling around the globe starting next month.
How many would wish to once again own the Nokia 3310 or any of the other Nokia phones? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.