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Nokia Booklet 3G Outed

Nokia may be a little late to the netbook party, but it's arriving in style. The Nokia Booklet 3G might just be the netbook we've been waiting to, combining a fantastic-looking chassis with a spec list that doesn't seem to leave anything wanting.

The booklet 3G's 10.1in display is cited as ‘HD' but no resolution is specified - though 1,366 x 768 pixels seems a more-than-safe bet. An HDMI output is provided for displaying high def video on larger, higher resolution, display if that's your thing. Even with its aluminium shell - which, if renders can be believed, looks pretty darned snazzy - the Booklet 3G still only tips 1.25kg.

At the heart of the Booklet 3G sits an Atom processor, like any other netbook, so performance should be on par with other systems. Besting rivals, however is the Booklet 3G's 12 hour battery life. Nokia is, refreshingly, realistic enough to warn that heavy usage will bring that figure down, but it's definitely a good baseline.

Connectivity is definitely strong suit of the Booklet 3G. As the name should betray to you, HSDPA is on offer, with Bluetooth Draft-n wireless and even a-GPS also provided. Nokia is bundling Ovi maps to take advantage of the latter feature, although I would question how many people want a 10in sat-nav.

Neither pricing nor a release date are mentioned, but as the Booklet 3G seems to be running Windows 7, late October is most likely - you can take you own guess on the device's cost.

No other info is forthcoming as yet, but more is promised on 2 September. In the mean time, if you fancy seeing what a render of the Booklet 3G looks like you'll probably like this video:

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Ash

August 24, 2009, 6:31 pm

Strange to see Nokia get into the PC market. It might have been better if they came up with a eBook or tablet-netbook... some thing to compete against the roumoured Apple Tablet.

BOFH

August 24, 2009, 6:51 pm

now that is a darn sexy netbook worth getting excited over, if they dont push the price over 500 euro i'm definitely getting one. just in time to ditch my old trusty ultraportable!

Tony Walker

August 24, 2009, 8:21 pm

Nice.





Probably uses Intels next-gen processor and chipset hence the HDMI and battery life. Unless AMD have got a surprise in the wings.

Steve

August 24, 2009, 8:29 pm

I'd be very tempted if the price is right! If they price it anything north of £400 then forget it.

OldTimer

August 24, 2009, 8:49 pm

I'd be amazed if it is available as anything other than bundled with a data contract.

DrDark

August 24, 2009, 9:18 pm

Oooh, enticed, but don't think I can let go of the NC10 just yet.


If Nokia release this for £300, they'll make a killing.





Actually, here's another point: This'd be a perfect pairing for more of those Broadband+laptop offers that the mobile networks are raving about these days.

ilovethemonkeyhead

August 24, 2009, 9:41 pm

did it mention what kind of atom is in there? and will it have ION? ION + dual core atom + windows 7 = win.

Gordon394

August 24, 2009, 9:51 pm

@ilovethemonkeyhead - mentioned neither, but with that battery life I'd be very surprised with dual core Atoms and ION! I suspect single core Atom and Intel's newer GMA 4500 MHD graphics.

ilovethemonkeyhead

August 25, 2009, 12:50 am

or a battery compound breakthrough...





nuclear power?

AlmostDone

August 25, 2009, 3:33 am

Uses an Intel Atom Z530 @ 1.6Ghz (no fan)





The Atom CPU is optimised for MID's / UMPC. Has a TDP of 2w instead 2.5w of standard atom processor so should help with battery life.





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Gordon394

August 25, 2009, 5:46 am

@AlmostDone - Nokia has not officially announced any HDD or CPU information, so we'll take this with a pinch of salt for now. A Z series CPU doesn't pack a lot of punch, but it can be greatly assisted by a decent GPU.

farki80

August 25, 2009, 1:18 pm

Brilliant. The Atom CPU isn't a factor to me as I already have a fast C2D ultraportable. This will be good for those short weekend breaks where I only need it for web access and the odd video playing.

ilovethemonkeyhead

August 27, 2009, 9:12 am

somebody quoted the price as being around $799. pushing vaio p teritory...

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