Nokia (s nok) is now coming clean about how the Booklet 3G netbook will be sold in the U.S., and for how much. The Booklet 3G, which is getting decent reviews, will cost $299 with a 2-year data contract ($60 per month) on AT&T. The netbook will be available come Oct. 22, which is the official Windows 7 launch date. The Booklet 3G has Windows 7 onboard. Nokia is maintaining that the 12-hour battery life is “real world,” but we’ll just have to see about that. It will only be at Best Buy in the U.S. through the holidays, not even at AT&T outlets.
The screaming you may hear is the crowd of current iPhone owners who just heard that netbooks are going to by vying for 3G connections on the already-crowded network.