The relaunched Nokia 3310 will reportedly be a Carphone Warehouse exclusive in the UK

Nokia 3310 phone dumbphoneThomas Kohler/Flickr (CC)The 17-year-old iconic handset.

The highly anticipated modern remake of the Nokia 3310 will only be available to buy at the mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse in the UK, according to Mobile Today’s industry sources.

Finnish company HMD Global — which has exclusive rights to market phones under the Nokia brand — reportedly struck the exclusive deal with Carphone Warehouse, owned by the FTSE 100-listed Dixons Carphone.

The relaunched phone is set to be unveiled in Barcelona, Spain, ahead of the mobile industry conference Mobile World Congress at the end of this month, according to VentureBeat which first reported on the phone’s relaunch.

It will be retailing for €59 ($US63; £50) , according to the VentureBeat report . That’s less than some of the original, 17-year-old Nokia 3310 handsets are up for on Amazon.

The 3310 model achieved a cult-like status because it was a better, lighter version of its predecessor the 3210, as Techradar put it, which was the first affordable, mass-market Nokia phone.

Carphone Warehouse did not immediately respond to Business Insider for a comment.

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