3G version of the Nokia 3310 coming later this year?!

Nokia 3310 (2017) is a nicely done phone by HMD Global, but with its 2G network compatibility it is just a great marketing trick. Well, kind of since the design is beautiful and it is quite a capable feature phone. But, in the era of fast Internet, it is just outdated for younger generations that from time to time would like to check their Facebook status, preferably within seconds of opening the web browser.

A few weeks ago, an unknown Nokia device with the model number TA-1036 has passed the FCC testing and some info suggested that it could be 3G version of the Nokia 3310. Now Techbuzzireland got a solid information that the 3G version of the Nokia 3310 exists and that it will be launched by the end of September or in the beginning of October. If ture, these are great news indeed, since many folks would like to own this piece of restored history, but only if it supports 3G network.

You should have done this the first time, but excellent job HMD.

source: TechBuzzIreland.com

Update: The info was posted by operator Three Ireland’s support team, and was picked up by TechBuzzIreland.


  • Deep Shekhar

    Nokia should come up different versions of 3310 according to the market it’s being sold. In India, where there’s 4G revolution being going around by Reliance Jio, So 3310 4G version should come up supporting whatsapp. Then it can sell millions and millions of smartphones in short span as people in rural areas still have trust in Nokia and their features phone now too!

    • Stinger

      Very good point Deep!!! I agree 100%. WhatsApp on the 3310 is a fantastic idea, but would the operating system need to change?

      • I am not sure but I think S30+ doesn’t support 4G. The OS needs to be replaced for WhatsApp 🙂

        • My concern also. But kind of hope that Whatsapp can be adjusted to work od Java, or s30+

      • Deep Shekhar

        Yes…and most of all they need to talk to whatsapp for supporting symbian again as Whatsapp has stopped supporting it.

        I would have appreciated if Nokia had gone to create it’s own forked version of Android for it’s feature phones so it would have supported the day to day essential apps like truecaller, facebook messenger and many more as Symbian won’t be able to provide these features.