Nokia Booklet 3G Netbook Makes Debut at Nokia World


Nokia Booklet 3GNokia (s nok) World is underway and the Finnish handset giant has unveiled the Booklet 3G netbook in all its glory. The Booklet 3G will be available in three colors, black, white and blue. It is a svelte 0.78 inch thick and has a fanless design. Heat dissipation is likely the reason Nokia went with a metal casing, as that has been proven to provide better heat control in thin notebooks.

The component list is interesting but typical for a netbook:

  • Intel Atom Z530 1.6 GHz
  • 120 GB HDD, 1.8-inch, 4,200 RPM
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM
  • 10.1-inch display, 1280×720
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Assisted GPS
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0
  • SD card reader
  • Webcam 1.3 MP
  • SIM card slot (hot swappable)
  • Accelerometer

Nokia is stating that the 12 hours of battery life they are claiming is due to a 16-cell battery that is removable. This is definitely new for the netbook genre, and it smacks of the special battery technology that Apple (s aapl) uses in the MacBook Pro line. Apple’s batteries are of the fixed variety so it’s not clear how Nokia is putting such a big battery in the Booklet 3G.

Nokia is expecting the Booklet 3G to be heavily subsidized by phone carriers globally. They’d better hope that will be the case as the €570 ($810) price is very high for the netbook space.

(via engadget)



If it was Linux I reckon it would have been somewhat cheaper…

I’m waiting for Nokia’s ARM powered Netbooks, which could actually provide 12 hour battery life, and more.

With their Ovi store and Maemo Linux, Nokia are the ones to watch.


Did they say what operating system it would have and what 3rd party app support there would be? I can assume that it will be heavily OVI oriented.

Also as a netbook it will be critical that the browswer be good.

Me thinks Maemo is possible as it’s OS. Makes most sense.


It’s also because most pc makers use highly dubious testing standards when providing estimated battery life using a so-called “industry standard” benchmark that allows the computer to just sit there with minimal screen brightness and WiFi turned off. Probably what explains the 12 hour figure

Steve 'Chippy' Paine

The important figure is that it’s a 56wh battery. Similar capacity to a 6-cell battery on any netbook.
Could be 4×4 small li-poly batteries. Nokia have a lot of those lying around!

Kevin C. Tofel

Completely agree, Steve. It’s not the number of cells, but the power rating of the unit. It could just be 16 small cells, but it doesn’t matter if it’s 100. I can’t see how a 12 hour battery life comes from a 56Whr battery on this Intel platform. I’m guessing around 8 of actual usage with normal circumstances – WiFi on, brightness between 30% and 50%, etc…

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