STUTTGART, Germany--It looks like a notebook, and its unibody aluminum chassis is surprisingly sleek in a MacBook kind of way. But Nokia's Booklet 3G, announced last week, also is something of a hybrid.
Its guts are standard Netbook with a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, 10.1-inch 1,280x720 screen, 1GB RAM, and 120GB HDD. Beyond that, Nokia maxes out with a glut of features that include a Webcam, HDMI-out, three USB ports, SD card slot, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS/EDGE ready, Bluetooth, A-GPS support, and yes, even Windows 7. Let's hope performance and battery life aren't overly taxed, despite the claimed 12-hour uptime.
With all the frills onboard, the Booklet 3G is definitely not cheap, at 575 euros (about $817). Though with operator subsidies tied to a mobile plan and the Ovi Store integrated, the Booklet 3G may turn out to be quite competitive after all. We'll have to wait and see when this launches in the fourth quarter. In the meantime, watch the video we took at Nokia World for a close-up of the device.
(Source: Crave Asia)