Nokia enters netbook market with Booklet 3G

By on August 24, 2009, 9:47 AM
We’ve been hearing rumors about a Nokia netbook for some months now, but today the Finnish company has actually made it official with the “Booklet 3G” — a stylish Intel/Microsoft-based netbook that promises an ambitious 12-hour battery life, a weight of just 2.75 pounds, and the kind of extras you would expect from a cell phone manufacturer.

The Booklet 3G is a Windows machine powered by an Atom processor and, according to Nokia, will have close ties to the company's Ovi suite of online services and mobile applications currently available to Nokia handset owners. Its thin (0.7 inches) aluminum case holds an HDMI-out port, along with the usual webcam, Bluetooth, SD card reader and 10.1-inch display.

As you might have guessed, the device can connect to the Internet either by a built-in 3G card or Wi-Fi, but Nokia ups the ante with a hot-swappable SIM card slot and Assisted GPS integrated out of the box. Pricing and availability information for the Nokia Booklet 3G is not yet available; the company said it will be releasing more details about the device next week at Nokia World.

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VonDisco said:

Ooh looks very snazzy!

If only I could justify actually needing one haha

Algoz Algoz said:

So, its USP is the 3G/SIM slot. Sorry, but its gonna need a lot more to differentiate itself in a crowded market. Used to be that Nokia was at the leading edge, setting de facto standards, great design (hardware and interface), a market leader. This looks like a market catcher upper.....

....unless I've missed something!

tengeta tengeta said:

Its not the fanciest in the hardware department, but it looks damn good.

If the 12 hour battery life is real that should be considered pretty impressive as well. And as far as I know this would be the first hot-swappable netbook for when you get fed up with a specific service provider.

JudaZ said:

hmm interseting .. finally a netbook I could actually think to buy

vineel said:


this is what i am crazy about. This looks cool, a good start in the class

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