Eric Auchard on the new Nokia phones:
The new model has bigger screens and is priced at just 49 euros ($52). Its 22 hours of talk time and up to one month of standby time potentially heighten the phone’s appeal as a backup for smartphone users.
The 3310 was the world’s most popular phone. Back in 2000; 17 years ago.
Nokia in 2014 sold its by-then ailing handset operations to Microsoft for $7 billion, leaving it with its network equipment business and a large patent portfolio.
Brand loyalty after 17 years may create media buzz but will it create sales that compete with Android or iPhones? No.