Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia recently announced that it would be releasing a newer version of its remake of the trusty 3310 that was released last year. The latest version of the Nokia 3310 has 4G capabilities, allowing for faster data speeds than its predecessor, which was 3G-enabled.
Excitement about a re-release of the 3310 is running high, but let’s not forget some of the more quirky mobile offerings that Nokia brought to the public in the early 2000s. Did you ever own one of these?
1. The Nokia 7600 (2003)
The unusual teardrop design of the 7600 didn’t make it the most practical phone ever, but it could boast a 0.3-megapixel camera and 3G capabilities.
2. The Nokia 7280 (2004)
Also known as the “Lipstick Phone”, the 7280 was, according to Nokia “perfect to whip out at cocktails” or “any high glamour soiree”. A dial to navigate the features replaced the traditional keypad.
3. The Nokia N-Gage (2003)
This phone was supposed to be a marriage between a mobile phone and a handheld games console, and if you’re a millennial, you’ll recall these being all the rage in high school.
4. The Nokia N90 (2005)
As camera phones just started gaining popularity, Nokia jumped right in with this device that was able to shape into something resembling a handheld camcorder. With a 2-megapixel camera, 20 x zoom capabilities, on-phone editing and a flash, this phone was certainly advanced for its time.
5. The Nokia 3650 (2003)
Nokia again pushed the boundaries of what a keyboard is supposed to look like with this phone. It supported MMS and was marketed as a multimedia phone with a colour display and camera. Bet it took ages to type out an SMS, though.