Nokia 3310 not likely to be easily available in the UK as major networks shun most hyped phone

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Nokia 3310 Snake

The much awaited Nokia 3310, slated to go on sale in the summer, will likely not be easily available to potential customers in the UK, as the handset will reportedly not be available via most major networks. Since news of the classic phone's comeback broke, interest has ramped up, with customer demand for it surpassing nearly every other phone in Mobile World Congress history.

So far, Vodafone, EE and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed that they will stock the revamped model of what is considered to be the most hyped phone of the year. However, O2 and Three said they will not be selling the handset, according to reports.

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Unfortunately, the actual release data of the classic handset, which will come out in a variety of colours, is yet to be released. The only indication from HMD on the release of the phone suggests that it may hit European markets in the second half of Q2 2017.

The new 3310 snake playing model has been designed to stay true to its retro charm and unlike its predecessor, comes with a 2MP camera. The phone will cost £41 ($51) unlocked and will use micro SIM cards. The resurrected classic handset will not come with Wi-Fi connectivity. However, 2.5G and Bluetooth connectivity will help the Nokia 3310's users with basic web browsing.

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For more on the brightly coloured revamped model, you can read our hands-on preliminary review here.

New Nokia 3310

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