Nokia 3310 is the talking point in the last week after HMD Global announced the return of the legend. Well, itís not really a legend since itís quite the different device than what the original 3310 was back in its day and is not really a return since it wonít get to the United States right away (if at all). The reason - the only carrier who still runs a 2G network is T-Mobile and they operate their services in the 1900MHz GSM band, which the the Nokia 3310 doesn't support (it relies on the 900MHz band instead).
Nokia 3310 (2017) is a simple phone many would love to give to their grandparents or kids since it is practically indestructible. American children and old folks would have to pass on the 2G phone because it does not support the local 2G GSM bands. Even if it did, that would limit the carrier choice to only T-Mobile US.
This network connectivity limitation however doesn't apply to the other Nokias weíve seen at MWC - Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6, all of which w we checked out at MWC in Barcelona. They all support the needed network bands so it would be up to negotiating the needed carrier deals to secure Nokia's re-entry to the US market. The United States is a market where most of the phones, smart or not, are sold through carriers and a lot fewer handsets are bought through Amazon, BestBuy or the companiesí stores.
Nokia plans to launch the devices in Q2 2017. Letís hope it will manage to sort out the issue or the comeback wonít be as global as expected.
i hope they figure this out to get it in the US. I am still using my old Nokia phone with buttons and a qwerty keyboard. I only text or talk anyway. It would be nice to get a new phone though, instead of just refurbished old ones. Why do phone makers...
when is it coming to the usa. I had a 3120b for 14 yrs until they did away with 2g and it was still working great
This is a phone for us