JAPAN - FEBRUARY 15: Launched on the 1st September 2000, the Nokia 3310 featured advanced messaging, personalisation with Xpress-on covers and screensavers, vibra feature, time management functions, voice dialling, picture messaging, predictive text input and games. It also introduced ?mobile chat? using the Nokia Friends-Talk service, which allows users to have conversations using SMS (Short Message Service). This is a globally accepted wireless service that enables the transmission of messages between mobile users and external systems such as e-mail, paging, and voice-mail. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

The new Nokia 3310’s UK price and release date have been revealed by a retailer.

The legendary handset was relaunched by Nokia at Mobile World Congress earlier this year, though the company was cagey when it came to key release details.

It would only say that the phone was due out during the second quarter of the year, retailing at an “average global” price of €49.

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Dorset-based technology retailer Clove has listed the new 3310 for pre-order, and says it’s due to reach customers in mid-June.

That’s in keeping with Nokia’s announcement, and just ahead of Glastonbury Festival, which kicks off on 21 June.

Nokia is marketing it as a second phone for festival-goers and holidaymakers, and will want to use summer events to boost sales.

However, Clove’s pricing is higher than expected. When the new 3310 was first revealed, many assumed it would cost around £40.

Clove, meanwhile, is offering it for £59.99. While still cheap, it’s significantly more than many of us anticipated.

It will be available on the Vodafone and EE mobile networks in the UK, with O2 and Three having no plans to stock the device.

The relaunched 3310 looks similar but more modern than the original, and now comes with a camera, a colour screen and even better battery life.


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