The mobile giant Nokia is entering the PC market with a new netbook dubbed as Booklet 3G. There is speculation about Nokia entering PC market for quite some time, Nokia today announced itâ€™s first PC product named Booklet 3G powered by Intel Atom processor.
Although the small laptop looks like a netbook it has some interesting features like, an HSPA 3G modem in addition to Wi-Fi. Nokia claims that Booklet 3G gives 12 hours of battery life. Booklet 3G comes in an aluminium chassis and weighs 1.25kg.
Nokia also integrated its suite of Ovi services that gives certain advantage over other Netbook offerings. The Ovi store applications might be an attractive addition to the booklet.
It is not yet clear what Windows version it will run, the Windows version shown in the promotional video looks like Windows 7. Nokia will announce other details and pricing at the Nokia World on Spetember 2.
Nokia Press Release
Powered by the efficient Intel Atom processor, the Nokia Booklet 3G delivers impressive performance with up to 12 hours of battery life, enabling people to leave their power cable behind and still be connected and productive. Delivering the rich experience of a full-function PC inside an ultra-portable aluminum chassis, the new mini-laptop weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures slightly more than two centimeters thin, and has the features one would expect from the world’s leading mobile device manufacturer. A broad range of connectivity options – including 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi – gives consumers high speed access to the Internet, including Nokia’s broad suite of Ovi services, and allows them to make the most of every moment and every opportunity.
The mini-laptop also comes with an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video calling, integrated Bluetooth and an easily accessible SD card reader. Other premium features include the 10-inch glass HD ready display and integrated A-GPS which, working with the Ovi Maps gadget, can pinpoint your position in seconds and open up access for a truly personal maps experience. The Nokia Booklet 3G also brings a number of other rich Ovi experiences to life, whether its access and playback of millions of tracks through the Nokia Music Store, or using Ovi Suite to sync seamlessly from your Nokia smartphone, to your mini-laptop, to the cloud.
Check out the promotional video:
Looks sleek. It was only a matter of time before Nokia started making notebooks.