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The Nokia 8110 4G Slide Phone is not coming to Australia



The refreshed Nokia 8110 4G is not coming to Australia.


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If you're like me, you've heard the soundtrack of "The Matrix" all morning, and the news that Nokia is bringing back its 8110 Slide Phone.

The OG mobile phone for trench coat-carrying hackers, the 8110, was first launched in 1996 by Nokia and gained serious fame in 1

998 as Neo's mobile phone of choice.

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But it seems that Nokia wants all the buzz of a retro phone without actually bringing it to the home of "The Matrix" – Australia.

A spokesperson for Nokia brand mobile phone manufacturer HMD Global confirmed on Monday that the new Nokia 8110 4G (as it was being renamed) will not go down. The company has also confirmed that it will not hit the US.

We saw the same thing last year when Nokia announced the similarly nostalgic reboot of the 3310, just to spread the word that it would not come down under. But in good news for retrophiles of the late nineties, the 3310 later came to Australia and launched locally in October last year. So we may see that the 8110 finds its way to Australia.

But now you have to use your normal smartphone to call for an exit.

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