When I was small, I had seen mobile phones in T.V’s only. As living in village area most of the people used landline phones at that time. But the time came when my Grandfather brought the first ever mobile phone to our family, the all new NOKIA 3310. This was the first ever phone to become the part of our family. I was the youngest grandson of my grandfather and the favorite one also, so I got the first chance to see the all new Nokia 3310. We can say that I got the first chance to unbox the all new Nokia 3310.
No one knew how to use the phone at that time. There was one of our relative in the town who knew a little about the mobile phones. So my grandfather called him and started learning how to use the all new Nokia 3310. As mentioned earlier, I was the favorite of my Grandpa, so I used to sit next to my grandpa when he used to learn about using the phone. With him I also slowly started learning about many features of the phone. Then I used to go to the school and share my every experience about the new phone with my friends. I was feeling like the hero of my class because no one knew that much about the phone at that time. This was my history with the Nokia 3310. Now let’s discuss about the history of this great phone.
Earlier the Nokia first launched the Nokia 3210 which was a hit all over the world. The company then launched its successor so as to improve the features and specifications of the phone. So the company launched the all new Nokia 3310 which was lighter than its predecessor. The earlier phone’s weight was 153 g which was cut down in Nokia 3310 and the new weight was 133 g. These two phones were the first phones in the market with having internal antenna. The company sold about 126 million units since its launch in September 1st 2000. Therefore, today this phone comes in the mobile hall of fame and the fact I have already mentioned.
Nokia 3110 wasn’t the lightest phone but was popularly known for its solidness and reliability. The screen of the phone was not that much next to the HD screens on today’s phones but the green light 84×84 pixel monochrome display was easy to read in bright light. Switch on/off button was located on the top side of the phone and the three main buttons ‘C’, the middle ‘blue button’ and the ‘arrow keys’ were mostly used for doing many operations. The ‘C’ key was mostly used for ‘back’ ‘undo’ and ‘delete’ operations. Menu navigation was done through ‘arrow keys’ and the menu selections were with the help of ‘blue button’ located on the middle.
The Nokia 3310 was known for the features that were rare at that time. This includes many features like Calculator, stop watch, reminder function and much more. The phone was having 4 games: Pairs II, Space Impact, Bantumi and the most popular Snake II. The snake series was hugely popular on Nokia phones since the late 1990’s. The phones was also popular for the SMS messaging because it was the first phone that gave the word limit three times the other phones and the word limit was about 459 characters which was impressive at that time. There were 35 different ringtones build in with space and space for seven custom tones that can be composed in the tone composer.
The phone was having different profiles like general, silent and much more. Picture messages were also sent through the text messages and these picture messages were also used as screensavers for the phone’s display. So this was all about Nokia 3310. This phone remained a reliable companion for the humans for many years. Even today I am having this phone preserved in my old collections. It makes me remember about my childhood days and those beautiful old days spent with my grandfather. Today he is not in a condition to use a mobile phone but he always misses his companion. So, people if you also want to share your old memories of Nokia phones then please email your story to us. We will surely post your story in our website.