THE new Nokia 3310’s release date is fast approaching, but new information about the smartphone might make you reconsider your nostalgic purchase.
The newly created Nokia 3310 was the biggest hit from the Mobile World Congress Tradro last month.
Nokia’s revived classic is an attractive little feature phone, also called speaking phone, which brings back many great features from the original Nokia 3310.
The first was released 17 years ago, the original Nokia 3310 was to be one of the biggest selling devices for Finnish technology company.
And now, it’s back.
HMD Global, a hardware company that now sells devices under the Nokia brand, added several additional additions to the Nokia 3310 to update with many rival devices.
The overhaul feature phone now includes two megapixel cameras, Bluetooth connectivity, and an overhauled serpent game.
But before you go out to buy one, there is something you should be aware of before.
Despite the many new features, the new Nokia 3310 still runs on only 2G networks.
According to the specifications listed on the Nokia website, the new phone will only be able to work on standard GSM frequencies between 900 MHz and 1800 MHz.
And this can prove to be a problem.
In the coming years, many countries have planned to shut down their 2G network.
It turns out, 2G networks are very old. Frequency was first used for the first time in the 1990s, and the first to digitize mobile phone transmission – to protect your data and to ensure that only the desired recipient could receive it.
It was also 2G who started the ability to send SMS texts for the first time.
Nokia 3310 may be a big problem by the end of the year because 2G network is closed
Obviously, in recent years the demand for these 2G network has decreased, which is helping some countries reduce their 2G infrastructure in an effort to make new technologies more accessible.
For example, Australian Telecom Telstra closed its 2G network in December 2016. And the Australian branch of Vodafone is planning to end its 2G at the end of this year.
Here’s a full list of 2G networks and when they will shutdown.
|KDDI||Japan||Already Closed In March 2008|
|NTT||Japan||Already Closed In April 2012|
|Telstra||Australia||Already Closed In Dec 2016|
|Manitoba telecom||Canada||Already Closed In Dec 2016|
|Bell||Canada||Already Closed In jan 2017|
|Telus||Canada||Already Closed In jan 2017|
|Softbank||Japan||Closed On March 2010|
|Verizon Wireless||U.S.A||Dec 2019|
|Spark||New Zealand||July 2017|
The news comes because HMD Global has said that the new Nokia 3310 will not ship with whatsapp.
Nokia 3310’s 2017 edition ships along with Twitter, along with email, but does not allow users to use WhatsApp – the world’s most popular messaging app.
This may prove to be troublesome for Nokia 3310 buyers.
Along with the quality of rugged build, the longest battery life of the month creates Nokia 3310 as an ideal secondary device, for such a situation, when you do not want to live around a smartphone – like a festival.
Although the fact is that Nokia 3310 owners are unable to jump in their normal group conversations, and can send messages to friends abroad without general international rates, there may be a real sticky point for some nostalgic customers.
Whatsapp, which is owned by Facebook (another important absence from messaging app), is the comfort of the world’s most popular messaging service.
This service now has more than a billion users who send 42 billion messages every day – on average