April Fools’ Day 2014: Nokia brings back the 3310 with a 41-megapixel camera, running on Windows Phone 8


Remember the Nokia 3310? The device launched back in 2000 is making a comeback in a new avatar. It now runs on Windows Phone 8 and boasts the 41-megapixel PureView camera. Before you get all excited though, we should tell you this is just an April Fools’ day prank being played by Nokia.

Nokia says that the 3310 achieved a cult status after its launch and buyers have been asking the company to bring the device back. Rather than relaunching in the original avatar though, Nokia has decided to give it a more contemporary makeover. It now runs on a special version of Windows Phone 8, which has been modified to fit into the 3-inch ‘ClearDiamond’ WXGA (1280×768 pixels) display. The device also sports Lumiaesque bright colors and the biggest addition of all is the 41-megapixel PureView camera at the back.

nokia-3310-april-fools'-day-2As far as specifications are concerned, the 3310 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM and includes 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD card. Additionally, Nokia is also offering 7GB of OneDrive cloud storage. Also included is a 1,430mAh battery and connectivity options like micro-SIM port, 3G support, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

A contemporary makeover doesn’t mean Nokia has forgotten the 3310’s roots and hence will preload the device with games like Snake II, Pairs II, Space Impact and Bantumi.

It’s a nice little April Fools’ day prank by Nokia, which should undoubtedly make quite a few nostalgic.

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