If you look at the Nokia 3310, it’s an unassuming cellphone that probably reminds you of the late 1990s and mobile phone technology from that era. The model actually came out in 2000, when Nokia was the king of mobile phone design in the world. Since that time, this particular phone has developed a cult-like following around the world because of the indestructible nature of the phone.
Is the Nokia 3310 the Toughest Phone of All Time?
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Creating a Winner
The Nokia 3310 sold very, very well over its lifespan, with 126 million units sold. This makes it one of the most popular phones of all time – not to mention the fact that it has managed to receive cult-like status because of its indestructible nature. It’s this cult following made up of people who are passionate about the cell phone that has enabled it to achieve such an esteemed status.
People go to extremes to try to harm the phone and then brag about it online. From running it over with trucks to dropping it from heights to other crazy tactics, a lot of people are trying to test this phone to see how rugged it really is when put to the test. The stories some owners have are what is keeping this simple cell phone popular over a decade after it was first released.
A Phone Ahead of Its Time
Beyond being virtually indestructible, the small phone was ahead of the pack when it came to features back in 2000. In the era of flip phones, the Nokia 3310 had an LCD screen and many utilities built in. The phone even had four games installed, including the super popular Snake II. Another feature people liked was that it could send long text messages. At 459 characters, it strung three SMS messages together for one massive message.
The phone was also one of the first that made it easy to customize with interchangeable covers and over 35 ringtones built into the phone – a lot when it was first released. Several variants of the phone were produced over the years, including the Nokia 3315, 3360, 3390, and 3395. The 3315 added a lot of new features while the others were for different cell phone markets.
If you had a Nokia 3310 (or still have one), please leave a comment below and share your story with the rest of us. And if you’re asking yourself, “where can I sell my iPhone 5 and pick up an old Nokia 3310?” you’re not alone! Many people are wishing for the days of simple cell phones that didn’t distract everyone all the time. The world of mobile devices is constantly changing, but it should be interesting to see what’s coming up next.
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