What happens when a mobile phone company makes a netbook? You get a "mini-laptop" that's connected to the brink. (The epically failed Palm Foleo notwithstanding, of course.)
Nokia's Booklet 3G has (duh) 3G HSPA connectivity, a SIM card slot, and WiFi. Its super-thin 0.8-inch-thick, aluminum-encased body houses an Intel Atom processor, an HDMI-out port, and an SD card reader.
The 10-inch Booklet comes loaded with Nokia's own Ovi software, which includes maps for assisted-GPS, access to the company's music store, and wireless syncing with a Nokia handset. Nokia claims 12 hours of battery life.
Currently, no pricing information is available, but a connected device like this is likely to be mightily carrier-subsidized. We'll know more details after the Nokia World conference in September.
Windows 7 12 hours of battery and hdmi, I'm loving it. I just hope it doesn't cost as much as some of the high end phones have launched at. Make it around 300 and I'll get excited, unless you lock people into a internet contract for $60 a month until the end of time that is.
Why can't they design a notebook with a handle on the notebook so it could be carried like a purse, and not have to carry it that way in a leather case ?
Well Kim, I'm sure Nokia would love your suggestion, OTOH you'd do well to read the warranty 'fine print' VERY closely if they take your idea to heart.
Everybody loves 'smaller', 'slimmer' digital devices until they meet the hazards of the 'real world'. Rough handling and electronics don't mix, unless it's a 'mil-spec' device.
The simplest definition of mil-spec: it still works after you drop it, throw it, or fall on it. Portable? Yes [sorta]. Sleek and light? No. Inexpensive? Hardly.
Bottom line. Get 'protection', or get the 'extended' warranty.
Unless you've got money to burn.
And why is this any different to the miriad of other mini-laptops out there - with a dongle in them for the 3G? I'm not seeing it... one fellow refers to Windows 7 - I got the impression this baby uses Nokia's own software - well we all know their track record at laptops - why another Linux variation? Windows 7 does indeed work a treat on mini-laptops - I have it on the eee here - is the Nokia software compatible with the bulk of the world's software? or is this another niche product for those who're not really into computers?
Personally I've not yet seen a Nokia product I like - ever. Apart from the "claimed" 12 hours, the review suggests absolutely nothing new or innovative.
Mark Anthony Gonsalves: I think that the Computer companies need to make a new laptop with a camera on both the front and the back of it. Also, for anyone who wants to find me, I am on www.myspace.com/hotsteppermark. Cheers.
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