Nokia to join the netbook fray with the Booklet 3G


August 24, 2009

The Nokia Booklet 3G

The Nokia Booklet 3G

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They’re known as netbooks, ultraportables, subnotebooks, mini-laptops or even kneetop computers in some circles. Now consumers have yet another moniker to contend with as Nokia announces its upcoming Nokia Booklet 3G. Featuring a glass 10.1-inch HD display and Intel Atom processor, the Booklet 3G is a Windows-based unit that promises the performance of a full-function PC alongside a rated 12-hour battery life.

Coming from the market-leader in mobile phones, the Booklet 3G has, naturally, been designed with mobile connectivity in mind. As its name suggests, it is 3G/HSPA ready for high-speed mobile broadband access with a hot-swappable SIM card, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and integrated assisted-GPS (complete with a copy of Ovi Maps). Other features include an HDMI port for HD video out, front facing camera for video calling, SD card reader and seamless sync with Nokia smartphones through the use of Nokia’s Ovi Suite.

The Booket 3G is also easy on the eye with echoes of Apple’s Macbook line thanks to its aluminum body, which measures just more than 2cm (0.78 inches) thick and weighs 1.25kg (2.75lb), and an island keyboard.

Nokia says more detailed specs, availability and pricing details will be announced via Nokia World on September 2, so stay tuned.

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Darren Quick Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag. All articles by Darren Quick
1 Comment

sync to my @#$%^ing phone? nokia builds/markets a minicomp and its still not my phone? I still have to carry a separate phone?

insult to injury: Its a microsoft platform.

O joy. happy happy..... (Maybe it will be reeally cheap. really really cheap!)

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