Agreed. And not just in this. It’s a sinister and outrageous historical revisionism that crops up time and again. The 3210 was pretty much the first phone to have an internal aerial. Scenes. And sold more than the fugly 3310. Yet the 3310 is consistently cited as a milestone phone.
It’s shit either way but I think those “90’s” things are meant to be about if you’re a kid who was born in the 90s or possibly whose formative years began in them. If we take the years between 5 and 15 as the decade of childhood and you were born around 1990 then this will be a random mix from that.
Would’ve accepted 8210. The stick it up your bum phone, which Wiki tactfully tiptoes around.
Nokia 8210 continued to be in popular demand well into 2010s by people who want a small phone with long battery life, but with no modern non-mobile connectivity that could be used for tracking, such as the mobile Internet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. The only wireless option is infrared, allowing for an easy exchange of contacts between compatible devices. As a result, Nokia 8210 and like models command a greater price in the aftermarket.
Dunno, maybe it’s a micro-generation thing, I was born in 1990 and without a doubt the 3310 was the iconic phone for me and my friends, 3210 was the one that a couple of people who got phones earlier than everyone else had, but it was definitely the 3310 that was the icon for us. Still is the one that comes up in conversation if we’re discussing early phones.