The Nokia 3310 just turned 20 years old – here’s what made it special Nokia's 3310: the greatest phone of all time

After being bought and then ransacked for its mobile phone know-how by Microsoft, Nokia as we know it is gone. But there was a shining time in the final moments of the 20th century where we saw Nokia launch a string of successful handsets that, for a while, would lead it to dominate the mobile market as a whole.

Throughout the 90s and early 2000s, Nokia’s line-up of straightforward mobile phones were loved by millions and made the Finnish telecoms company synonymous with class-leading mobile technology.

The Nokia 3310 was unveiled on September 1, 2000, making the phone now 20 years old. Below we’re going to take you through the Nokia 3310, and what made it so special that it’s still so fondly remembered today and was even revamped in 2017 as a new handset.

Nokia 3310

Its origin story