- Nokia 3310 is celebrating its 20th birthday this month.
- The “indestructible” phone was first announced by the company on September 1, 2000.
This month marks the 20th anniversary since the Nokia 3310 was announced for the first time. Back in September 1, 2000, the Finnish tech company made the announcement and unveiled their new device – which has since been well-received by the public for being sturdy and, of course, it’s lengthy battery life.
Yes, the Nokia 3310 was at the top of the line when it comes to mobile devices during those days. Competitors would try to create their own versions but none actually managed to come close in terms of specifications and performance.
Nokia 3310 boasted longer space for text messaging than its predecessors plus a single charge of the battery can last up to 22 hours. Beat that, smartphones!
It’s no surprise that the model eventually managed to sell 126 million units across the world.
Of course, the 3310’s features pales in comparison when it comes to, say, the iPhone of today. These days, we are basically carrying camera-equipped computers with internet access on our pockets!
Still, none of the new phones in the market can be as durable as the 3310. Thanks to its extremely tough casing, owners had nothing to fear when they accidentally dropped their phones. Even the monochrome graphic display didn’t break easily.
No wonder, some users fondly described the indestructible 3310 as a “tank.”
It was so tough it continues to inspire memes to this day.
“That thing was a tank, I never had to worry about a case or babying it,” one netizen reflected.
“It was solid and it just worked. Would buy one just for nostalgic purposes to use as voice only for travel,” admitted another.
Heart of Belgian City Mayor Found Hidden in Public Fountain
This confirms a century-old urban legend.
- The heart of Pierre David, Verviers' first mayor was found within the ornate fountain at Place Verte.
- Workers found the organ, which was inside a small, zinc casket during the fountain's renovation in August.
- The casket along with documents from the city's archives are on exhibit at the Verviers Fine Arts Museum until September 20.
Russia Releases Classified Footage of ‘Tsar Bomba’, The World’s Largest Nuclear Explosion
It was the most powerful nuclear bomb ever built and tested.
- Russia marks the 75th anniversary of their atomic industry by releasing the previously classified footage of Tsar Bomba's detonation in 1961.
- Tsar Bomba---'King of Bombs' was the largest thermonuclear weapon of all time, with an explosive yield of 50 megatons.
- They claimed it was 3,300 times as destructive as the nuclear bomb used in Hiroshima.
Teens Find 425 Pieces of Islamic Gold Coins, More Than a Thousand Years Old, at a Dig in Israel
845 grams of pure gold, enough to buy a luxury home.
- These rare coins, which came from the Abbasid Caliphate, were said to date back from the late 9th century
- The total weight of the coins were around 845 grams of pure gold and that the value could buy a luxury home back then.
- The coins were found in superb condition, as if the pieces were buried only the day before.
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