‘Mother of All Mobiles’: Nokia 3310 returns in Pakistan

Dawood Rehman 06:09 PM | 15 Jun, 2017
‘Mother of All Mobiles’: Nokia 3310 returns in Pakistan
LAHORE - Nokia 3310 is back. The iconic mobile phone is coming with a new design, long battery life, and the ever-popular classic Snake game.

The phone, which is being released by HMD Global in partnership with Jazz, will be delivered to distributors on June 16, 2017 (Friday), and will be made available to consumers within the next two to three days, according to a company statement.

The Nokia 3310 is priced at 49 Euros in Europe and local users can expect its price in Pakistan to be around the same amount, at approximately Rs5,700. The company hasn’t revealed its price yet.

 Key features of new Nokia 3310

  • 2.4” curved window with polarized layer for better readability in sunlight

  • Beautiful push buttons and iconic, shaped design

  • 2 MP camera with LED flash for simple snaps

  • 16 MB storage plus a MicroSD card slot with support up to 32 GB

  • Headphone jack for your tunes

  • Available in both single SIM and dual SIM variants

  • 2G connectivity for calling and texting

  • Bluetooth connectivity sensor

  • Battery life, with up to 22 hours talk time

  • FM radio and MP3 player for music

  • Max talk time: Up to 22.1 hours

  • Max standby time: Up to 31 days

The original Nokia 3310, considered legendary for its hardiness, was a rugged handset with a battery life lasting weeks and a total of 126 million units sold worldwide.

The phone will be available in four different colors which include warm red, yellow, dark blue, and grey.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was hovering at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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