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Nokia Booklet 3G coming mid-November for $299 and $599

As I posted back in August I am not much of a fan of Nokia getting into the PC market with its Booklet 3G. I am sure it will be a rock solid piece of desirable hardware, but it will also be very expensive. Today, Engadget posted news from Nokia and AT&T that the Booklet 3G will come in at $299 with a 2-year contract and $60/month data plan. There should be shorter term higher prices being announced eventually, but for now they are trying to focus on the $299 price. Engadget stated that the non-subsidized price is going to be $599, which is actually lower than I thought it would be by a couple hundred dollars.
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As I posted back in August I am not much of a fan of Nokia getting into the PC market with its Booklet 3G. I am sure it will be a rock solid piece of desirable hardware, but it will also be very expensive. Today, Engadget posted news from Nokia and AT&T that the Booklet 3G will come in at $299 with a 2-year contract and $60/month data plan. There should be shorter term higher prices being announced eventually, but for now they are trying to focus on the $299 price. Engadget stated that the non-subsidized price is going to be $599, which is actually lower than I thought it would be by a couple hundred dollars.

While $599 is on the high end for a netbook, the Nokia Booklet 3G has a rated 12 hour battery life and Nokia states that this is a real battery life number and not just one for the books. You should be able to pre-order pick up the Nokia Booklet 3G on 22 October to coincide with the launch of Windows 7. With the larger display than my MSI Wind, I may actually have to check one out to see if selling my Wind and picking up a non-subsidized Booklet 3G makes sense.

UPDATE: I received the official press release and the Booklet 3G is expected to be in stores mid-November with preorders starting on 22 October.

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