Nokia Introduces Nokia Booklet 3G With Up To 12 Hours Battery Life

Nokia Introduces Nokia Booklet 3G With Up To 12 Hours Battery Life

Together with AT&T, Best Buy, and Microsoft, Nokia is introducing the Nokia Booklet 3G today. This mini-laptop runs Windows 7 and offers up to 12 hours of battery life. The Intel Atom-powered Nokia Booklet 3G features an ultra-portable aluminum chassis that measures slightly more than two centimeters thick (approximately 0.79 inches). The device weighs less than 2.76 pounds.

To help you stay connected and productive while on the go, the Nokia Booklet 3G offers embedded 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi. You'll also find an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera, integrated Bluetooth, and a SD card reader on this device. Other features include a 10.1 inch glass HD-ready display, integrated A-GPS with Ovi Maps, and the latest version of Ovi Suite for synching with a Nokia mobile device.

Initially, the Nokia Booklet 3G will be sold exclusively at Best Buy. It will be available at all Best Buy locations nationwide as well as at the more than 50 Best Buy Mobile standalone stores across the country. The Nokia Booklet 3G will be offered at an introductory price of $299.99 with an AT&T Data Connect plan two-year activation. Expect the mini-notebook to hit stores by mid-November, though Best Buy plans to begin taking preorders online and in stores beginning October 22.

As it does with smartphones, Best Buy will offer its Walk Out Working service for the Nokia Booklet 3G. This free service will help customers activate the device, walk through the Windows 7 OS, and explain extras of the device such as the Ovi Suite, the Ovi Maps gadget, and Bluetooth.


"Our customers are looking for ways to stay connected no matter where they are and we're finding that netbooks and laptops are important companion devices next to the smartphone. The addition of the Nokia Booklet 3G to our stores will only serve to amplify consumer interest in this emerging mobile technology," said Brian J. Dunn, CEO of Best Buy. "As the exclusive retailer through the holidays, Best Buy is uniquely positioned to offer this great product to consumers and ensure they have the knowledge, supporting products and services to use it the minute they leave our stores."
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AT&T gripes about iPhone data utilization but they'll subsidize this thing to the price of $300 over the same two years? I would expect this to use a lot more bandwidth, am I wrong?

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Agreed 3vi1!

This netbook, if it becomes as popular as IPhone, would put much greater strain on their network.

However, I think they're banking on two things:

1. The netbook will be used in limited markets (mostly big cities where their coverage is much stronger)

2.They will be able charge netbook users more than $30 they currently bill Iphone users.

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Yeah 3vil thats exactly what I was thinking when I saw it and noticed it was on At&t's network. A piece of equipment like this is going to use well more bandwidth than an Iphone. They keep on with it there going to implode themselves on the wireless end. Maybe they will upgrade there network sometime soon. This is more on the concept I have been talking about since the netbook arrived, and even before the Iphone became a reality, a cell phone carrier on a device although my concept is more universal.

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3G on Netbooks is always interesting. Gives you internet in more places, but you cannot stick it in your pocket or even sometimes bag unlike an iPhone. And of course it's not a phone so you cannot talk over it. I think I might rather have an iPhone, but a bigger screen, real keyboard and OS could be of benefit to many - of course. Just not me.

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