The technology industry has developed a quaint habit of April Fool Day jokes in recent years, and while most are either full hits or misses, some of these jokes are in the zone.
And although Samsung and HTC revealed their jokes one day early, Nokia is smack on time with their.
Nokia has announced that is launching a redesigned 3310 handset with the latest version of Windows Phone and a 41 megapixel camera. Those of you out of the loop might care for some statistics — the 3310 launched in 2000, and in these 14 years the handset has sold 125 million units to date.
This makes it not just one of the most successful mobile phones of all time, but as iconic a device as they come. With this relaunch, the company can add to those millions.
Anyway, the prank is available here on the official site.
The company also posted press renders of this new Nokia 3310 with PureView imaging capabilities. Nokia says that the device runs a modified version of Windows Phone 8 that fits the unique ‘ClearDiamond’ 3-inch touchscreen. You go, Nokia!
The rest of the hardware specifications are standard affair.
This redesigned Nokia 3310 comes with a dual-core processor running at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal memory, which can be further expanded up to the highs of an additional 64GB thanks to the included microSD card slot.
Nokia 3310 will be available in the trademark colors, though there is no word on the price tag yet. But expect to pay a fortune, when (and if) a device like this ever makes its way to the market.
Don’t know about you guys, but I’d be totally down for this. For the nostalgic factor, alone!