People Are Going Bananas for Nokia's Newest Retro Phone

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Nokia is no stranger to giving the people what they want. And what the people want is to get their hands on retro phones that bring back all the nostalgics.

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Last year, Nokia re-released its classic 3310 brick phone, and people loved it. Now the company is bringing back its 1996 banana phone. You know, the curvy yellow one from The Matrix.

The new 8110 4G has smart functionalities, but it isn't supposed to replace your smartphone. It's meant to act as a second phone. Like, if you want to "disconnect" on the weekends and only have a phone in case of emergencies. Or if you just want to impress your friends.

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With nine hours of talk time and a standby battery life of 25 days, you can get away with charging it only a few times a month, depending on how often you use it. The phone has the same curved body with protective cover and 2.4-inch screen as the original. It also comes equipped with a 2 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and will be sold in both yellow and black.

You can use the 8110 as a wireless hotspot, and it'll even run certain apps, including Facebook, Twitter, Google Assistant, Google Search, and Google Maps. It can also sync with Gmail and Outlook, giving you the ability to send and receive emails.

But the most exciting feature of the banana phone? Snake. Just like the 3310, it comes preloaded with an updated version of the classic game.

The new and improved 8810 4G will go for $97, and it'll be available in May.

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