First released in 21-years ago, the Nokia 3310 has earned the reputation of being nearly unbreakable, and rightfully so. This ultra compact and rugged mobile phone comes equipped with an 84 × 48 pixel pure monochrome display and a removable 115g battery. All of its buttons can be operated with a single thumb, including the blue button for selecting options, with the “C” button as a “backspace”, “back” or “undo” button. Read more to see if it can survive being dropped from a 20-story staircase.
A 33-year-old man from Pristina, Kosovo somehow managed to swallow an entire Nokia 3310 mobile phone, which some tout as nearly indestructible. Fortunately, this person was smart enough to drive themselves to the hospital after experiencing intense pain four days following the ordeal. Skender Teljaku was the doctor who performed the operation and showed not only the X-ray image of the lodged object, but the aftermath as well. Read more to see how the handset came out of the body.
At $369, the Mudita Pure wants to keep your mobile phone experience simple and refined. From afar, the device may appear to be a Nokia 3310, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that it’s a much more modern handset. The company touts that the Mudita Pure stands out for offering the lowest ‘SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) value among all mobile phones on the market, thus protecting users from electromagnetic radiation. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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With NASA’s upcoming Artemis missions, it would make sense to install a high-speed internet network of sorts on the Moon for astronauts to use, and that’s where the Nokia Luna Net comes in. It consists of the main unit, lander, and three smaller nodes. When fully deployed the main unit as well as smaller nodes form a mesh communication network fully autonomously, powered by thermo-generators capable of generating electricity in extreme temperatures. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
HMD Global’s Nokia 2720 Flip is finally launching in the US through Verizon on May 20, priced at $79.99. As expected, this mobile phone includes only the most basic of features, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Google Assistant, Google Maps, and a web browser. It features a main 2.8-inch QVGA display that folds down when not in use, a 1.3-inch outer display, and a physical keypad. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
It’s official, NASA has selected Nokia Bell Labs to advance “Tipping Point” technologies for the Moon by deploying the first LTE/4G communications system in space in a bid to help pave the way towards sustainable human presence on the lunar surface. This ultra-compact, low-power, space-hardened, end-to-end LTE solution should be completed by late 2022. The company is partnering with Intuitive Machines for this mission to integrate this groundbreaking network into their lunar lander, which self-configures upon deployment. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Nokia 5.3 smartphone is definitely a great daily driver, and it’s being offered for just $199 shipped. It comes equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform and an AI-powered quad-camera thathelps capture the perfect shot no matter where you are, even in dim light, thanks to Night Mode. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The original Nokia 5310 XpressMusic mobile phone made its debut on August 29, 2007, but now, nearly 13-years later, HMD Global has revived the handset with a few modern touches. Featuring a 2.4-inch QVGA display, VGA camera, T9 keypad, 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in FM radio tuner, microSD card slot, and a 1,200mAh battery, which is good for up to 1-month of continuous use on a single charge. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
Touted as a future-proof 5G smartphone, the Nokia 8.3 has been specially designed to support multiple and evolving 5G network deployments, with support for both standalone as well as non-standalone 5G combinations. It’s also the first smartphone to use the Qualcomm 5G RF Front end module solution, condensing more than 40 different RF components into a single module, making it not only a global device but also a future-proof smartphone which is ready for the next step in 5G technology. Read more for a video and additional information.
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If you love flip phones, and only need the most essential functions, then you might want to check out the Nokia 2720 Flip. In addition to integrated AI technology and familiar flip-phone design that combines simplicity and reliability in a durable device, the 2720 also comes with WhatsApp and Facebook pre-installed on KaiOS to make sure you’re connected to what matters. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.