After more than 25 years as a pioneer and leader in the mobile industry, Nokia will bring its mobility heritageto the PC world with the new, Windows based, Nokia Booklet 3G, the company announced today.
Powered by the Intel Atom processor, the Nokia Booklet 3G promises to offer high performance with up to 12 hours of battery life.
The mini-laptop has an aluminum chassis, weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures slightly more than two centimeters thin. Connectivity options include 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi, which give consumers high speed access to the Internet, including Nokia's suite of Ovi services.
"A growing number of people want the computing power of a PC with the full benefits of mobility," said Kai Oistamo, Nokia's Executive Vice President for Devices. "We are in the business of connecting people and the Nokia Booklet 3G is a natural evolution for us. Nokia has a long and rich heritage in mobility and with the outstanding battery life, premium design and all day, always on connectivity, we will create something quite compelling. In doing so we will make the personal computer more social, more helpful and more personal."
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 features include the 10-inch glass HD ready display and integrated A-GPS which, working with the Ovi Maps gadget. The Nokia Booklet 3G also brings a number of other 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.
The Nokia Booklet 3G will widen the Nokia portfolio and will bring another important ingredient in the move towards becoming a mobile solutions company. With no doubt, the company is entering a fiercely competitive, but fast-growing market, pioneered by Asustek, HP and Dell.
Further information, including detailed specifications, market availability and pricing, will be announced at Nokia World on September 2. However, sources indicate that the new netbook would use the upcoming Windows 7 operating system. Microsoft says a stripped-down version of Windows 7 will be introduced to netbooks the same time as its general release on October 22