Skepta and Wiley’s fave returns.

If you’re over 30, you probably have fond memories of the sleek Nokia 3310 – one of the best-loved cell phones ever to hit the market. Well this month it’s back in a new incarnation, and priced at an incredibly reasonable €59.

The original 3310 was released back in 2000 and marked the moment that cell phones hit the mainstream. We were still a way from the smartphone, but the 3310 offered the battery life, size and features people wanted for a decent price. More importantly, you could write your own ringtones – one FACT staffer claims to have programmed A Guy Called Gerald’s ‘Voodoo Ray’ into the little blue and silver box.

The humble Nokia 3310 has been a favorite with the grime scene since the first wave – Skepta shouts it out on ‘I Spy’ and ‘Spaceship’, while Wiley gives it a nod on his ‘Step 8’ freestyle.

According to Evan Blass who initially leaked the information about the re-launch, the new 3310 will be revealed at the Mobile World Congress later this month.



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