Around 20 years ago — when mobile phone use and text messaging was just starting to gain global popularity — Nokia was one of the most sought-after brands. The Finland-based company attracted customers with their mobile phone models and one of the Finnish company’s bestselling phones was the Nokia 3310.
Nokia released the 3310 on September 1, 2000. At that time, it became the must-have gadget. It boasted of features that were deemed “rare” back then such as a calculator, a stop watch, voice dialing, and a reminder function. To top it all off, it had four games: Pairs II, Space Impact, Bantumi, and Snake II. It’s worth pointing out, though, that it had a monochrome display.
In the past, 126 million Nokia 3310 units were sold worldwide.
Another standout feature of the 3310 was its longer text messaging template. It allowed 459 characters in each SMS message, which was three times longer than those on other mobile phones. Its battery life was also pretty impressive, lasting 260 hours of standby time.