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Nokia’s Booklet 3G: Possibly a New Standard for Netbooks

Nokia's first netbook: Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia's first netbook: Nokia Booklet 3G

Well, the rumors were true: a Nokia netbook is coming. Called the Booklet 3G, it’s a super-sleek, super-thin Atom-powered portable PC. Even though it’s almost 2 years late to the game (typical Nokia modus operandi), I have to admit – I’m intrigued.

What I find to be so interesting about this device, versus past Nokia products – is that it feels like Nokia’s finally bringing something substantial to the table. Starting from the top, the Booklet 3G will be running Windows, and not some strange Symbian Netbook Edition. It’s small and light (1.25 kg/2.75 lbs, 10-inch screen), and quite portable, but not necessary cheap: the display is glass, and the device is encased in aluminum.

There’s a wealth of connectivity options abound, too, with support for 3G/HSPA, WLAN/wi-fi, Bluetooth, and HDMI. And a front-facing camera, A-GPS, and up to 12 hours of battery life.

My only concern about the Nokia Booklet 3G is the as-of-yet unspecified pricing (to be revealed on Sept. 2 at Nokia World). The specs look good, the netbook looks good, but I’m still holding my breath: I have a bad feeling that Nokia will price this thing out of the water, leaving it out of reach for most people. My gut is telling me that it’ll be in the $900-1000 range, but I really hope I’m wrong. Update: Pricing is 575 Euros, or $836 is today’s US dollars. Not too far off.




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[...] at first. Buy $999 worth of stuff, and you get a free Nokia Booklet 3G. That’s right, the Nokia Booklet 3G. Same one that used to be 575 Euros, or $836 (back then). Now it’s being hailed as a $549 [...]

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4:33 am

nice info, i think nokia cant dominate in netbook market

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