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Nokia reveals Booklet 3G netbook details, launching with Best Buy and AT&T for $299


News by Michael Oryl on Tuesday October 13, 2009.

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Today Nokia USA announced further details concerning its first netbook computer, the Booklet 3G. The company claims that the United States will be one of the very first markets in the world to receive the Booklet 3G, and that it will operate exclusively on AT&T's network and will be sold exclusively by Best Buy through the holiday shopping season.

Considering the relatively high list price of the device, US$599, it is somewhat surprising that Best Buy will be offering the device for $299 when purchased with a 2 year $60/mo data contract on AT&T. AT&T has indicated that there will be other data pricing options available before the holiday season, but that those options could involve a higher purchase price for the device.

The Nokia Booklet 3G will be running on the new Microsoft Windows 7 personal computer operating system. Windows 7 will allow the Booklet 3G to seamlessly switch between WiFi and AT&T's 3G networks without any user intervention being required. Nokia and Microsoft claim that the OS will also help enable the Booklet 3G to offer 12 hours of real world connected use from a single battery charge.

The Nokia Booklet 3G weighs 2.76 pounds, somewhat heavy for a netbook, but includes high-end features like an HDMI HD output connection for linking the Booklet 3G with an HD television or monitor and a 10.1-inch glass display. A front-facing camera and SD memory card slot are also on board.

The Nokia Booklet 3G is set to be available for pre-order October 22 at Best Buy stores across the country, with delivery expected in mid-November.

 

Dsal @ 2:55:54PM EDT on Tuesday October 13, 2009

Nokia lost its originality and started copying for competing.

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