BlackBerry isn't the only brand trying to rise from the ashes at MWC 2017 in Barcelona. Just as we had heard a couple weeks ago, a brand new take on the classic Nokia 3310 has just been announced. And while this may certainly tickle your nostalgia bone, this is a rotting corpse you should probably ignore.

This isn't to say that HMD Global's triumphant revival of the Nokia brand should be ignored. The new Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 smartphones are certainly compelling in their own way. But the new Nokia 3310 isn't like that. It's not even retro cool like the NES Classic Edition in that you'll still want to play with it because it's fun. Instead, it's just trying to tap into retro appeal without bringing any real substance to the table.

But it does have a new version of Snake, so there's that.

The harsh reality is that this phone is little more than a novelty. It's a cheap feature phone that can do more than the original Nokia 3310, but nowhere near what we expect out of a modern cellphone. It's not smart, of course, but it can handle phone calls, text messages and FM radio. There's even an MP3 player if you want to supply your own microSD card, as well as a god-awful 2MP camera for sporadic snapshots.

The other "apps," if you want to call them that, are similar to what we had in the early days of feature phones: a rudimentary calendar, calculator and alarm clock. You can also take notes and browse the web using the Opera browser on board, but you really don't want to. It's not a touchscreen, after all, and you're stuck with just a 2.5G connection.

But hey, it's only about fifty bucks and it'll give you a month of standby battery. Find more info on, should you feel so inclined.

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