On Thursday, one of my colleagues threw my phone out of a fourth-floor window.
I hadn’t done anything to provoke him — in fact, I asked him to. I was testing out the new Nokia 3310, and wanted to see if it could live up to the indestructible reputation of its predecessor.
The original Nokia 3310, launched in 2000, was a classic of its time. This was long before the smartphone era. There was no camera, no Wifi, not even a colour screen. But it was massive hit, and sold 126 million units worldwide.
Nokia has now relaunched the cult phone. It has been given a facelift, had a camera added, and stuffed with a swathe of extra features, and sells for about $A79. (But don’t worry, Snake’s still there.) But is it any good? And more importantly, is it as tough as its predecessor?
Read on to see what Business Insider thought of the Nokia 3310 — and how it fared after being thrown out a window…
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You can practically hear the screaming tech bloggers.
Yeah. It's basic.
We've got a very pretty office.
It's available in a retro matte blue or grey, or a glossy, poppy yellow or coral-orange.
The back. Exciting, right? That camera is all of two megapixels.
Touchscreens have spoilt us.
You never know when you might need an emergency phone.
You want retro? *This* is retro.
It's simple. Clean.
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There's only one way to really test a phone: By smashing it.
It's happened to all of us before.
An iPhone would struggle with this.
How often does this happen in the real world? Actually, we don't care.
Who among us has not once lobbed a gadget out of their office window in fury?
We don't do star-ratings, but if we did, this phone would get some stars. Good job.
Because why not.
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