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Nokia 3310 is back and here’s all you need to know about it

The new Nokia 3310 with a new design and updated features was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2017 held in Barcelona on Sunday.
The new Nokia 3310. (Picture Source: Nokia.com)

When the old Nokia 3310 was launched in September 2000, it took the world by storm as it became one of Nokia’s best selling phones worldwide. Over the years the phone gained cult status given to its durability and affordability. The new Nokia 3310 is now all set to make a comeback and will soon hit the markets. The 2017 version of Nokia 3310 with a new design and updated features was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2017 held in Barcelona on Sunday. Here are the things you should know about the new Nokia 3310?

? Price

Just like the old Nokia 3310, the new Nokia 3310 is very affordable. While the phone will be available in Europe for around 49 Euros, in India, the price in India is expected to be around Rs 3500.

 ? Design

The design of new Nokia 3310 is a little different than the old design. While old Nokia 3310 was a bit big and heavy, the new Nokia 3310 is a slick, has round corners and has modified sport push buttons.

? New colour options

The new Nokia 3310 will come in multiple colours. It will be available in Warm Red and Yellow colours (both with a gloss finish) and Dark Blue and Grey colours (both with a matte finish).

? Display

The new Nokia 3310 has a 2.4 inches coloured screen with resolution of the screen being 240 x 320 pixels. It has a polarized curved screen window for better readability in sunlight.

? Camera

The new Nokia 3310 has a 2 megapixel rear camera and a LED flash – this being one of the biggest update to the handset. Selfie lovers will be disappointed with the new phone as there is no front camera.

? Snake Game

The legendry but simple four button game ‘Snake’  has been given a revamp for the new Nokia 3310. The game will be in 2D and in multicoloured style instead of the old monochrome look.

? Sound and Headphone Jack

The new Nokia 3310 has a 3.5mm audio jack and also supports FM Radio. In addition, there will be a MP3 player as well.

? Micro-USB port and SIM Slots

The new Nokia has a Micro-USB port for charging the phone instead of the old pin charger.  Also, there are two SIM card slots in the new phone.

? Storage

The new Nokia 3310 has 16 MB internal memory and supports 32GB expandable memory card. It will also have a inbuilt call recording function.

? Battery Status

Almost all old Nokia phones had great battery backups and the legacy has been continued as the new Nokia 3310 has a removable Li-Ion 1200 mAh Battery with the strength of one day in standby mode and talk time up to 22 hours.

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Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur

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Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday,  said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it  Has anyone seen it?”

Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’ 

The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.

Also read: Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Bombay High Court rejected stay plea filed by CBI paving way for the release of ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Ex-Home Ministe Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur. 

The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency. 

“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.



The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”

Also read: All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study

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Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.

Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…

The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.

The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.

Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.

Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.

In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.

Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.

Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but 

former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1. 

There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget. 

To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved 

in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.

In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.

Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.

Also read: Not a populist but a fiscal consolidation budget: CAMIT Chief Dr Dipen Agrawal

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