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Classic mobile phones getting antique sales values; most affectionate memories for the Nokia 3310

| December 7, 2016 | Reply

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Do you have an old Nokia gathering dust somewhere? Well, just keep it stored well for a bit longer as it’ll probably be worth something even more one day. Not that you’d ever sell it of course.

The bastion of facts that is the UK’s ‘Mirror‘ reports that some old phones might be worth a bit more than what you might otherwise get flogging it on the high street or other local retailers. The Mirror also respects that the most most affectionate memories are for the Nokia 3310, pioneering elements we take for granted today such as “inbuilt aerial, exchangeable cases, text messaging and the addictive game Snake”.

Ben Wood from CSS Insight has some nice words to say about Nokia,

It’s no surprise people are nostalgic about their Nokias. 

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The brand was a real game changer back in the nineties and Nokia worked extremely hard to make the mobile phone accessible to everyone.

Nokia phones were affordable, robust and reliable, and unlike most smartphones of today, sometimes only needed charging once a week. Thanks to Nokia the mobile phone became the most prolific consumer electronics device on the planet.

That’s why the past stories about ex Nokians around the world still loving the brand and all the excitement about Nokia phones coming back from fans are here. Although Nokia is the morphing legend that has changed from rubber boots and paper mills to a myriad of things before becoming a leading technology company, they changed the world with mobile phones.

Other brands can come today and have a blip of existence. But nothing probably comes close to how Nokia taps into emotion with that warm sense of nostalgia and unforgettable familiarity.

This is what these new Nokia smartphones coming in 2017 can build on.

Mirror

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