Nokia's new 3310 has sold out after just two days in the UK

Nokia’s resurgent 3310 has proven popular in the United Kingdom, where the handset has sold out in a matter of days after its release.

There’s an enormous – and perhaps unprecedented – level of hype surrounding the debut of Nokia’s resurgent 3310, and perhaps the best indication that the handset is off to a swimming start is that the device has managed to sell out just two days after it landed in the United Kingdom.
The retro device launched in the country on the 24th of May – nearly 17 years after its predecessor debuted – and has cleared Vodafone’s store shelves.
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In a statement to The Register, a Vodafone spokesperson offered that “Due to high demand we have currently sold out of the Nokia 3310 online. We are working closely with the manufacturer to make sure more stock is available soon. In the meantime, orders can still be placed and they will be fulfilled as soon as stock is available.”
In terms of specs, the new Nokia 3310 isn’t a showboat; the device arrives with a piddly 0.016GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 32GB through a MicroSD card. A 2.4? colour display debuts with a 240 x 320 display with a 167 ppi pixel density.
The device benefits from a 2-megapixel primary camera for moments that can’t go uncaptured, and boasts Bluetooth 3.0 and microUSB support.
Of course, the major talking point of the device is undoubtedly Nokia’s claims of 31-day battery life (in terms of standby time) which amounts to 22.10 hours of talk time. If that wasn’t enough, the 1200mAh battery – as on the original 3310 – is user-replaceable.
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