This Ex-Soldier’s Nokia 3310 Has Survived Warfare And Washing Machine To Nonetheless Work Amazingly Effectively After 17 Years


We all the time knew how indestructible the Nokia 3310 was, however for the telephone to outlive a washer, swim in spicy curry, being stamped on repeatedly is simply insane!

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The Nokia 3310 launched in September 2000, a yr earlier than the dual towers of World Commerce Heart fell in New York Metropolis. And 17 years later, a former British soldier’s trusty Nokia 3310 remains to be going robust, having survived the warfare zone of Afghanistan and Iraq just about unscathed.

Dave Mitchell, a 49 yr previous retired British Military soldier, actually can’t dwell with out his Nokia 3310 telephone. He says he can be ‘distraught’ if he have been compelled to present the handset up, in accordance with a Dailymail report.

He has a particular relationship together with his previous and devoted Nokia 3310 telephone, as a result of it’s nonetheless going robust even after 17 years of continuous use. And there’s no indicators of it stopping anytime quickly.

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He solely fees the Nokia 3310 telephone as soon as each 10 days, and doesn’t miss any fashionable options supplied by sooner, extra highly effective smartphones. He credit the Nokia 3310 for being nearly indestructible as he’s inadvertently dropped the telephones a number of instances over its 17 yr lifespan — typically in a washer and curry sauce, too — and every time he’s both wiped or dusted off the handset, turned it on for it to work completely.

Why is he nonetheless hooked on to the Nokia 3310? In spite of everything it’s an previous telephone, has solely 1KB of reminiscence, area for under 250 contacts, 84×48 pixel monochrome show, and no digicam or Web? As a result of Mr Mitchell is proud of the telephone’s options, doesn’t take selfies and has no real interest in browsing the Web on his telephone.

He even forgot his spare Nokia 3310 in a drawer in 2010 when he left for obligation, understanding full properly that he has a backup telephone to maintain him firm ought to his present 17-yr-old energetic Nokia 3310 have been to conk off. For his sake and for the sake of Nokia’s legacy, we hope the telephone continues to go previous the 20 yr mark and past!


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