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The Nokia 3310 is going to get its own emoji soon

It’s part of Finland’s tourism board releasing its own set of themed emojis.

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EMOJIS TEND TO be universal, but Finland has decided to go a step further and create its own nationally themed emojis.

Its tourism board has created its own themed emojis, designed to show the “weirdness and the strengths of the country and its people.” There will be 30 emojis in the set, but it’s kicked things off by unveiling the first three in the collection.

The most noticeable one is the inclusion of a much-loved device, the Nokia 3310, which it calls “The Unbreakable.”

The device is one of the most successful mobile phones of all time, having sold 126 million units worldwide, and is fondly remembered for its durability as well as its battery life.

Finland emojis The first three emojis in Finland's collection. Source: Finland.fi

The other two emojis are a naked couple in a sauna and a heavy metal fan that represents how there’s “a small headbanger living inside of each Finn.”

The full collection of emojis will be gradually revealed starting on 1 December as part of a Christmas calendar. The emoji collection will be available for anyone to download.

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