Stuart Thompson 16 February, 2017

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HMD Global to Unveil a Nokia 3310 Refresh, Alongside 3 Smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2017.

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Nokia will re-launch the 3310, perhaps the best-loved and most resilient phone in history.

The phone, first introduced in 2000, is set to make a comeback at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona

Known for its indestructible nature and long battery life, the affordable phone was a big hit with users, who have long regarded it as one of the most reliable handsets ever made.

Introduced as a replacement to the Nokia 3210 in 2000, the model was discontinued five years later.

The original version was retired in 2005, at which point, according to Nokia, it had sold 126m units, making it the the world’s best-selling phone.

Phones made under the Nokia brand are now sold by HMD Global, a Finnish company that bought the rights to the name. HMD will reveal other new mobiles – the Nokia 3, 5 and 6 – at the same MWC event.

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The original 3310 was released in 2000 and became one of the best-selling handsets of all time, selling more than 100 million units worldwide. As well as reliability, features like snake, programmable ringtones and customisable fascias, helped to give the 3310 its cult status.