Monday, August 24th 2009

Nokia Intros Booklet 3G Mini-Laptop

Mobile phone major Nokia introduced its big step into the world of conventional computing, with the Booklet 3G. The company seems to be a tad reluctant in calling it a netbook, and instead calls it a 'mini-laptop'. Perhaps this notion revolves around Nokia's devices to be more focussed on mobile internet (provided by cellular carriers, hence the "3G" in the name), rather than other forms of wireless internet connectivity (such as WiFi service providers, although it isn't missed out as a connectivity option).

In either case, the Nokia Booklet 3G is a 10.1 inch sub-notebook, powered by an Intel Atom processor (and hence x86 based). It sports an integrated GSM connection with support for 3G/HSDPA internet. The SIM card is hot-swappable. On the software front, it seems to be running Windows 7. Its biggest USP is its connectivity, that includes 3G/HSDPA, WiFi, built-in A-GPS, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, audio and importantly, HDMI for display output. The company rates the battery to last for 12 hours. With the 2 cm thick aluminum chassis, the unit tips the scales at 1.22 kg (2.7 lbs). Nokia may further detail the Booklet 3G at the upcoming Nokia World 09 event on September 2. A promotional video published on YouTube can be viewed here.


Source: Nokia
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17 Comments on Nokia Intros Booklet 3G Mini-Laptop

#1
MTnumb
you forgot the most important detail...
it's a glossy display :nutkick::nutkick::nutkick::nutkick::nutkick:
why do they have to do this??:banghead::banghead:
this could have been awsome if it wasn't for the stupid glossy screen
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#2
Necrofire
Wonder if it has any kind of real gps in it.
A-GPS is nice, but what happens when I can get a gps signal but no 3g signal?
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#3
BOSE
Saweet!!


@Necrofire

Nothing happens. GPS and 3G work independently from each other.
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#4
lemonadesoda
Boring "concept" CGI and not the real thing. Booh.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
It is/represents the real thing.
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#6
Triprift
Its a laptop why so reluctant even though good to see Nokia doing this. They make quality phones and more competition is always good.
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#7
MRCL
12 hours of battery life? I believe that when I see it.

Furthermore: Can you make calls with this thing? :p
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#8
A Cheese Danish
by: MRCL
Furthermore: Can you make calls with this thing? :p
LOL I was just about to say that after reading the article!
That would have sold me if I could make a call with it and walk around with it up to my head
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#9
Triprift
Lol i could just imagine seeing ppl walking around talking into there Nokia laptop up to there ears. Oh i mean mini laptop *cough*.
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: MRCL
Furthermore: Can you make calls with this thing? :p
I guess yes, GSM equipped netbooks can make/receive calls and texts with a bundled application.
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#11
MRCL
by: btarunr
I guess yes, GSM equipped netbooks can make/receive calls and texts with a bundled application.
That is actually pretty useful. w/o sarcasm.
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#12
AltecV1
whats with the hate for nokia? they are the best telefon company on the frikin planet and dont forget that this is theyer first laptop! so be nice people:)
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#13
PCpraiser100
Awesome, now I can laugh if they made a 3G Gaming Laptop. Not for FPS (too laggy), but to play WoW and Red Alert ANYWHERE!!!!
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#14
Fx
good to see products like this. I am always being asked by family how they can get internet for their laptop. many users dont know they have to buy express cards or usb and then subscribe to a data plan

by Nokia doing this, it gives people options and is 1 step simpler
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#15
Meizuman
by: AltecV1
whats with the hate for nokia? they are the best telefon company on the frikin planet and dont forget that this is theyer first laptop! so be nice people:)
Hmm... :rolleyes: I've seen so many badly bugged Nokias, that I wouldn't even consider buying one...
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#16
h3llb3nd4
Now Sony Ericsson must come up with something like this so I can start modding it... XD
SEs, awesome phones...
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#17
Triprift
by: AltecV1
whats with the hate for nokia? they are the best telefon company on the frikin planet and dont forget that this is theyer first laptop! so be nice people:)
No hate from me i got a 3g Nokia phone its sweet.
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