AT&T (NYSE: T) will start selling Nokia’s first netbook running the Windows 7 operating system starting Oct. 22 for $300 with a two-year contract. Data plans will cost an additional $60 a month, reports Engdaget. The mini-laptop called the Nokia (NYSE: NOK) Booklet 3G will be on sale at Best Buy stores exclusively through the holidays. The unsubsidized/unlocked version will $600.
The device was initially unveiled in August. The 10-inch device is much bigger than a smartphone, but a number of features carry over from Nokia’s mobile heritage — a built-in assisted GPS receiver designed to work with an Ovi Maps gadget. It comes completely loaded with the Ovi suite of products, including contacts, picture sharing, calendar, email and Nokia Music Store. At the time, it promised a daring 12-hour battery life, and today Nokia reiterated that figure by saying it isn’t a “brochure number.” I was able to test it out at CTIA last week, and while the keyboard is a bit cramped, each key protrudes from the device, which makes them easy to find with your fingertips. Additionally, the screen was easily read even in the bright convention lights. Gizmodo calls it Mac-like because its made out of a single piece of aluminum.