Nokia Launches a Mini Laptop: the 3G 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?

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  • lifelesspoet
    I was excited until I saw the atom, I would have much preferred a arm based netbook running maemo. Also, intel owns the trademark on 'netbook', so if your running an atom its a netbook whether you like it or not, sorry nokia.
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  • Major7up
    Sounds promising, I like the GPS but would have to see how it is integrated. If it well done, I would pay somewhere around $1300.
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  • bono8106
    Sounds awesome and looks very good. I bet AT&T wouldn't want to support this in the U.S. due to their standard "bandwidth constraints" excuse.
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