My first phone was a Nokia 3310. I was 11 years at the time and this was given to me as a gift. Back then, the Nokia 3310 was known as a brick. Why? Because it was incredibly durable. From being thrown across one end of a room to another, to being dropped from my hands countless times, to even making its way through a washing machine, saying the Nokia 3310 was strong was an understatement. You also only had to charge it around once per week and you were good to go,
17 years later and with the life, death, and rebirth of Nokia, HMD Global, the Finnish company who acquired the rights to manufacture phones under Nokia’s brand name launched a revamped edition of the Nokia 3310.
Unveiled at MWC 2017, the Nokia 3310 (2017) packed a 2.4” TFT display along with a 2MP camera, an FM radio, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and even a MicroSD slot. At the time, the Nokia 3310 (2017) came with support for 2G networks. This was a problem because internet access was extremely slow, and also countries such as the US, Australia, and Singapore were phasing out 2G networks.
HMD Global then launched a 3G variant of the Nokia 3310 (2017). The updated variant of the Nokia 3310 (2017) upgraded the internal memory from 16 MB to 64 MB and also increased the dimensions of the phone by around 13%.
Fast forward a few more months, and it appears that a new version of the Nokia 3310 is in the pipelines. This time, with 4G LTE support. According to a listing by TENAA which is China’s version of the FCC, the upcoming edition of the Nokia 3310 (2017) will support both TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA.
In addition, the device will be running Yun OS for the Chinese market. In case you didn’t know what that was, Yun OS is developed by Alibaba Cloud, which is a subsidiary of the Alibaba group. Utilizing the code base from AOSP, Yun OS isn’t exactly an Android operating system, it uses the runtimes, framework and various tools from Android.
For International markets and where available, the Nokia 3310 4G might possibly ship with Android Go Oreo Edition. It will also supposedly pack 1 1.5Ghz dual-core processor and 256MB of RAM. There are also rumors of 512MB of internal storage which can be expanded to 32GB via the MicroSD slot.
A major drawback of the 3G variant of the Nokia 3310 (2017) was the 3G itself. If you’ve used a Nokia phone back in the day, you would know that their selling point was the battery. But with the Nokia 3310 (2017), the 3G functionality was its own Achilles Heel. The standby time and talk time of the phone immediately dropped resulting in another frantic search for a wall socket and charger to charge your phone (much like what we do currently).
With the addition of 4G LTE capabilities, it’s quite possible that this frantic dash charge (pun intended) might increase further. If you look at the specs of the device, it comes with a removable 1200mAh battery. While the fact that it is removable that you can replace the battery with a spare battery once the existing one is drained (much like in the good old Nokia days), the question of exactly how long the battery will last with 4G remains to be seen.
While taking an age-old classic to modern times may work in certain scenarios, in our opinion, it is a questionable decision. HMD Global did an interesting move by breathing fresh life into a classic such as the Nokia 3310. Adding 3G and 4G capabilities to it will certainly keep it up to date with the latest trends, but at what cost? After all, like we stated above, the whole point of the 3310 was its battery life. What good is 3G and 4G if your phone doesn’t have the juice to use it?
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.
thank you for subscribing 🙂
awww something went wrong 🙁
We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously
What kicked off in 2011 as a friendly gaming event has now developed into a fully-fledged gaming tournament. With the goal of promoting team building, leadership, and planning, the Virtusa
What kicked off in 2011 as a friendly gaming event has now developed into a fully-fledged gaming tournament. With the goal of promoting team building, leadership, and planning, the Virtusa LAN Challenge 2018 is happening.
Semi-Finals of the internal tournament will take place on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2018 at Virtusa premises.
january 22 (Monday) - 23 (Tuesday)
Virtusa Pvt. Ltd. 752, Dr Danister De Silva Mawatha, Colombo 09
The main purpose of the workshop is to give students the ability to analyze and present data by using Azure Machine Learning, and to provide an introduction to the use
The main purpose of the workshop is to give students the ability to analyze and present data by using Azure Machine Learning, and to provide an introduction to the use of machine learning and big data.
Module 1: Introduction to Machine Learning
This module introduces machine learning and discussed how algorithms and languages are used.
· What is machine learning?
· Introduction to machine learning algorithms
· Introduction to machine learning languages
Module 2: Introduction to Azure Machine Learning
Describe the purpose of Azure Machine Learning, and list the main features of Azure Machine Learning Studio.
· Azure machine learning overview
· Introduction to Azure machine learning studio
· Developing and hosting Azure machine learning applications
Module 3: Managing Datasets
At the end of this module the student will be able to explore various types of data in Azure machine learning.
· Categorizing your data
· Importing data to Azure machine learning
· Exploring and transforming data in Azure machine learning
Module 4: Building Azure Machine Learning Models
This module describes how to use regression algorithms and neural networks with Azure machine learning.
· Azure machine learning workflows
· Using regression algorithms
· Using neural networks
Module 5: Using Azure Machine Learning Models
This module explores how to provide end users with Azure machine learning services, and how to share data generated from Azure machine learning models.
· Deploying and publishing models
· Consuming Experiments
Module 6: Using Cognitive Services
This module introduces the cognitive services APIs for text and image processing to create a recommendation application, and describes the use of neural networks with Azure machine learning.
· Cognitive services overview
· Processing language
· Processing images and video
· Recommending products
Feel free to contact us for any inquiries
uditha bandara – 0716092918
All Day (Wednesday)
ANC education ,310 R A De Mel Mw, Colombo 03 00300
Blue Chip Training0716092918
Startup Weekend is a global phenomenon - 54 hours of fast and furious prototype development through to exploring potential markets and pitching. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to build lasting relationships
Startup Weekend is a global phenomenon – 54 hours of fast and furious prototype development through to exploring potential markets and pitching. It’s an unparalleled opportunity to build lasting relationships with co-founders; mentors, and investors.
The real value comes from taking an idea from concept through to execution using Lean tactics and working under high pressure with the best startups.
26 (Friday) 5:00 pm - 28 (Sunday) 8:00 pm
Oak Ray Regency Kandy
Oak Ray Regency Kandy, No 9, Devani Rajasinghe Mawatha,, 20000 Kandy