Nokia's Booklet 3G price, stats revealed

Nokia's Booklet 3G price, stats revealed

Summary: Nokia has revealed more information about its first netbook computer, the Booklet 3G, at Nokia World in Stuttgart, Germany. First, the bad news: the price is a hefty $810 USD. The good? A 12-hour battery.

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Nokia has revealed more information about its first netbook computer, the Booklet 3G, at Nokia World in Stuttgart, Germany.

First, the bad news: the price is a hefty €570, or approximately $810 USD.

(It will probably be subsidized by carriers.)

Now the good: Nokia claims it will have 12 hours of battery life, sport a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor, Windows 7, Wi-Fi and a built-in, hot-swappable SIM card slot for 3G access.

The company says the Booklet will measure 0.78-inches thin and will come in black, white and blue colors.

It's said to have a "fanless design," which should be interesting for such a thin, compact device.

More specs and a picture of the three colors, after the jump:

  • 1GB of DDR2 RAM
  • 120GB hard drive (1.8-inch, 4200RPM)
  • 10.1-inch LCD (1,280 x 720 resolution)
  • 16-cell user-removable Li-ion battery rated for 12 hours
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Assisted-GPS
  • 1 HDMI, 3 USB 2.0, SD card reader
  • 1.3 megapixel camera
  • Integrated Ovi Suite

Topics: Windows, Hardware, Microsoft, Mobility, Nokia, Wi-Fi

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  • Why so much?

    At least the specs are good, especially the screen resolution which is a BIG problem with netbooks being much too small there. But at that price, even input from the cell carriers won't fix that problem. With that idea, carriers could give other netbooks away free!
    Narg
  • Price's right, if carriers pitch-in with 50%

    ...interesting take of the netbook concept by Nokia.

    I think they just failed on three key aspects:

    1) Windows 7 netbook... just a Microsoft's pipe dream not just because of the added license expense, but also the power drain created by the Aero interface.

    2) 3G... are you kidding... Nokia's netbook should be LTE Advanced (4G) not 3G... this is not a iPhone is a fully fledge mini system.

    3) HDMI... hmmm... guess most people will find it weird to plug their tiny netbooks to a plasma display... although I could be wrong on this one...

    If like the iPhone, in a 2 year contract, I get this baby for $499 or better yet $399, tell me where I can sign for this baby.
    cosuna
    • #3

      Nvidias current onboard 9400 graphics chipset is more than capable of displaying Bluray and High Def content, what makes you think their new netbook will be incapable? Even their Ion based motherboard can do this.
      I Hate Malware
  • If Only

    If only this thing ran on ARM. I wouldn't care if it came with Windows CE, I'd put Debian on it right away! Can't wait for those to come out!
    Acid_1
  • RE: Nokia's Booklet 3G price, stats revealed

    I think in such a crowded space that price point it way too high.

    Being very happy with my Acer Aspire ONE using Windows 7, I also think they need to up the memory to at least 1.5 or 2.0Gb.
    glenndjones@...