Nokia officially launched their best indestructible phone. However, if you’re planning to get your hands on one, you might face disappointment.
The new Nokia 3310 has a battery life of one month on standby mode, 22 hours of talk time and the updated Snake game – but it won’t work in much of the world.
While many parts of the phone have been updated, the new version still communicates with networks with old frequencies used for the kind of connections before mobile Internet caught on.
The problem? Those frequencies (2G) have already been turned off in many parts of the world, including Canada and the United States, and are on their way out in many other countries too.
So far, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan and the U.S. have shut down most of their 2G networks or will do so in the near future.
Unfortunately, in such circumstances, the phone will eventually become obsolete in the markets that Nokia is targeting.
Basically, you can use a Nokia anywhere except the Americas.