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Nokia's 3310 is back -- again. This time it actually makes calls

A new 3G version of the Nokia 3310 will hit Australia and the UK in mid October.

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Do you find the iPhone 8 or the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 too pricey and newfangled? Nokia sure has some good news for you.

The company on Thursday announced a version of its famous 3310 phone that you can actually make calls from. Nokia rerelased the phone earlier in the year, but it didn't work in the US, UK or Australia due to using a 900-MHz frequency.

That problem has been fixed, as this 3G 3310 can do it all. Call. Text. Snake. ???. Profit. 

The phone will land Down Under first, in mid October, where it'll retail for AU$89. It'll hit shelves in the UK shortly afterwards and will be exclusively available on contract from O2, although UK prices are yet to be announced. It'll hit the US too, with prices also unknown. That AU price converts to $69 and £50, however. Nokia says the phone will last up to 27 days in standby mode, and has an updated, customisable user interface. 

Nokia over the last year has been working to reclaim a top spot in the phone market. It released a set of budget Android phones, the Nokia 3, 5 and 6, before unveiling its premium Nokia 8 in August. The 8, released Down Under earlier this month, is equipped with dual cameras, a blazing-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a price tag of AU$900 or 499 in the UK.

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