We have given youÂ a glimpse of the Nokia Booklet 3G on our previous postÂ . Now that it has been officially announced, let’s take a look again on Nokia’s entry into the netbook market.
The Nokia Booklet 3G is itsÂ first product to enter the computer market. Though this could be something different to what Nokia does such asÂ branding of the high-end phones likeÂ N97 among others as mini computers, it is still a welcome strategy for Nokia. Here are the official features of the Booklet 3G as obtained from Nokia’s site:
All day computing
- Up to 12 hours of usage time
- Windows 7 and Intel Atom processor
Sleek, robust design
- A stylish, premium design with a chassis made from a single piece of machined aluminum
- 19.9 mm thin
- Three different colors at launch: black, ice (white) and azure (blue)
- Built-in WLAN and WWAN enable connectivity to the Internet anywhere a WiFi or cellular network connection is found
- 3G/ HSPA with hot swappable simcard
Sync easily with your Nokia handset
- Integrated Ovi Suite enables easy sync of calendar contacts, media with your device and the cloud
It looks to me that this mini laptop (as what Nokia calls it) and not a netbook is very promising. Primarily, the 12-hour battery life that Nokia claims is the longest among this segment and would evenÂ leave Asus’ record with their 1000HE. Its looks would not also beÂ disappointing since it has chiclet keyboard design and the slim aluminum body would definitely complement the different colors that would come with it.
It’s up to consumersÂ whether Nokia can dominate a market that it hasn’t been into. No word yet on when this can be bought, but you could look overÂ the different accessories of this gadget which is already available here.
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