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Why more and more people are buying a “dumbphone”

As new research shows our phones are making us distracted (and even unhappy), the surprising resurgence of Nokia's 3310 prompts the question: are we finally sick of smartphones?

By Jessica Furseth  

More and more people are buying iconic older models like the Nokia 3310 (pictured)—and it's not just about nostalgia. Photo: Prospect composite

Who would have thought it: Nokia has become a surprise darling of the Mobile World Congress, which took place this week in Barcelona. The star of the show was the Nokia 3310, which is a repackaging of the phone that I, and probably you too, played Snake on in the year 2000.

Nokia originally sold 126 million units of the first 3310, and the new Nokia 3310…

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