- 12 September 2018 19:57
Nokia to launch the revamped version of iconic 8110 phone in Australia
The reputed Finnish mobile phone company HMD Global, that owns the right to produce Nokia phones, has reportedly announced the reintroduction of the popular Nokia 8810 to the Australian market later this month. First introduced in the Mobile World Congress, the Nokia 8110 is now a new attention-grabbing old-school phone with an iconic design, commonly described as the banana phone or the Matrix phone.
Acting Country Manager for Australia, James Robinson, apparently was quoted stating that the company is very optimistic towards adding another mobile phone of the Nokia Originals family to its Australian portfolio. He further added that the company wants its supporters to enjoy the widely recognizable curved, slide to answer feature while having all the essential smartphone features at the tip of their fingers.
Incidentally, HMD introduced the modernized version of Nokia 3310 in the market last year and the Nokia 8110 is the next evolution of the feature phone concept, sources close to the matter stated. Initially when the device was launched in the Mobile World Congress, there were apparently no plans confirmed to sell the Nokia 8110 in Australia.
The new Nokia 8810 also features a retro curved-slider design running on Qualcomm’s 205 mobile platform, and supposedly delivers 25-days of stand-by time. Further details unveiled indicate that the iconic phone, which is available in two color variants, black and yellow, is also preloaded with Google Search apps, Google Maps and Google Assistant.
For the record, Nokia/HMD has declared that the Nokia 8110 will go on sale in Australia for $129 starting 20 September this year, through well-known Australian retailers like Officeworks, Harvey Norman, Big W and JB Hi-Fi. The cost is considered to be high for what is just a feature phone and costs only $20 less than the Nokia 1, which is an android-based smartphone.