BARCELONA — Finnish brand Nokia, a former mobile star, has relaunched its revamped version of iconic 3310 model more than a decade after it was phased out along with three other new Android smartphones —Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and Nokia 6 — on Sunday.
The Nokia 6 was already available in China and will now go on sale globally.
Unlike the original, which was known for its sturdiness, the new Nokia 3310 will allow web browsing. It’s available in four colors, and features a 2.4-inch color screen, 2-megapixel camera and support for up to 32 GB of storage, if you use a microSD card.
It looks fresher and slicker than its predecessor and significantly slimmer frame particularly welcome changes.
More importantly, you can play Snake again. Yes, The new version will bring back its predecessor’s popular Snake game and distinctive ringtones, said Arto Nummela, the head of Finnish start-up HMD Global which will produce the phone under a licensing agreement with Nokia.
“The telephone will allow you to talk for 22 hours, ten times more than the original,” he said during a presentation in Barcelona on the eve of the start of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile phone show.
Launched in 2000, Nokia’s original 3310 sold nearly 120 million units worldwide before it was discontinued in 2005, making it one of the world’s best-selling mobile phones.
Nokia was the world’s top mobile maker between 1998 and 2011 but was overtaken by South Korean rival Samsung after failing to respond to the rapid rise of smartphones.Follow @gorkhapost
LG unveils 65-inch rollable OLED TV
LAS VEGAS — South Korean electronics manufacturer, LG — the leader in big-screen Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) manufacturing, has unveiled the world’s first 65-inch rollable OLED 4K prototype TV that rolls up and stores itself away like a poster at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018.
The rollable display is certainly an improvement over an earlier prototype LG showed two years ago that was only 18 inches in size and had a 1,200-by-810 resolution.
“It can be rolled up and hidden when not in use, and the small size of the rolled-up screen means that it can be more easily moved and stored, allowing for better space utilization, something existing displays can’t deliver,” the company said, in a statement.
Other features about the prototype 65-inch rollable screen, such as its potential availability for consumers, have not been revealed.
The TV would sink down just enough to shift its aspect ratio from 16:9 to the cinematic 21:9, which means you can enjoy your ultrawide movies without the need for any black bars at all with the press of a button.
Being flexible enough to roll, the display panel becomes more organic and natural, the Verge reported.Follow @gorkhapost