Nokia Launches a Mini Laptop: the 3G Booklet
Nokia today announced that the company is producing a netbook, er, "mini notebook" called the Nokia Booklet.
While it's easy to shove the Nokia Booklet into the same category as Sony's Lifestyle PC (you know, the "it's not a netbook, we swear" category), the Booklet does have a few features that we're not used to seeing
Before we get to the things that set it apart from other products already available, let's cover the basics. The notebook is Atom-powered, which should surprise no one considering Nokia and Intel announced a partnership earlier this year. Second, it's Windows-based, which we can only assume means it's going to be running some version of Windows 7.
However, what did catch our eye is the purported 12-hour battery life (if it can actually run for anything close to that, we'll be impressed), the 3G wireless, a hot-swappable SIM card, integrated A-GPS and a 10-inch HD ready display.
That aside, it weighs in at 1.25 kilos, is just over 2 cm thick, boasts Wi-Fi, HDMI out and an SD card reader. Pricing and availability is to be announced at a Nokia event on September 2. Until then, is anyone interested? If so, what kind of price would you pay for this piece of kit?