Think back to the era before the takeover of smartphones, and imagine the time when texting meant pressing the number “5” three times to type the letter “l.” The good ol’ days meant playing Snake all afternoon and not having to charge your phone every hour. Nostalgia for these times has probably gotten the best of us, as news of the Nokia 3310’s return has created quite the stir.
The reboot is set to hit stores between the months of April and June of this year and is expected to cost around $52. The phone will allow you to make calls, send and receive text messages, and give you access to the web. It will not, however, allow you to download apps. The Nokia 3310 is also bringing back the classic keyboard, so hopefully you’re not too attached to your touchscreen. Most impressively, it features 22 hours of battery life!
The downside, however, is that the phone runs on a 2G network, which means it might not be able to operate in many countries, like the United States for instance. Even with its limited availability, news of its return has created a buzzworthy moment comparable to a new iPhone release announcement. In the fast-paced, ever-changing tech world, perhaps the longing for simpler times will influence future innovation.