I'll Take the Phone — And the Killer Robot Reality

still from 'The Matrix' of Keanu Reeves holding and looking at a Nokia banana phone

In one of the better tech nostalgia moves, Nokia has announced it's reloading (see what I did there?) the 8110 "banana phone" made famous in The Matrix.

Tom Warren at the Verge reports:
HMD, makers of Nokia-branded phones, is bringing the Nokia 8110 back to life as a retro classic. Just like the Nokia 3310 that was a surprise hit at Mobile World Congress last year, the 8110 plays on the same level of nostalgia. The slightly curved handset has a slider that lets you answer and end calls, and HMD is creating traditional black and banana yellow versions.

images of yellow and black bananaphones

The Nokia 8110 runs on the Smart Feature OS, so this is a basic featurephone and you're not going to get access to the Android apps found on other Nokia Android smartphones. However, HMD is creating an app store for the device, which will include Facebook so there's a chance other third parties might create their own apps for this.

Unlike the 3310, the 8110 will ship with LTE support across Europe, with dual-SIM versions available too. Inside there's a Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. While the banana phone looks big in pictures, it's relatively small with just a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 2-megapixel camera at the rear. You'll even get access to a revamped Snake game, and an impressive 25 days of battery standby.

The Nokia 8110 will be available in May for just 79 euros ($97).
Ignoring that there is absolutely no indication that this phone will be available in the United States, I will take one, please. And I would also like to be landline-escorted to the alternate reality with the killer robots (but also the killer orgies in Zion) inmediatamente, por favor.

My only question is: Will they be bringing back that ringtone, too?

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