Nokia 3310 mobile phone, 2000.
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Launched on the 1st September 2000, the Nokia 3310 featured advanced mesaging, personalisation with Xpres-on covers and screensavers, vibra feature, time management functions, voice dialling, picture mesaging, predictive text input and games. It also introduced 'mobile chat' using the Nokia Friends-Talk service, which allows users to have conversations using SMS (Short Mesage Service). This is a globally accepted wireles service that enables the transmision of mesages between mobile users and external systems such as e-mail, paging, and voice-mail.