Nokia joins the netbook world

Nokia announced today it has joined the race in bringing a new netbook to the market offering up to 12 hours of battery life with 3G ready Internet. The small, lightweight and portable mini-laptop is said to weight in at 1.25 kilograms and comes with the backing of Microsoft's Windows operating system, most likely Windows 7.

The mini-laptop or netbook will ship with WiFi-enabled ready for Internet usage. The netbook will also have an integrated A-GPS working on Ovi Maps allows for pinpoint navigation; the ultra lightweight, aluminum chassis netbook comes equipped with a 12 hour battery life for maximum usage.

The netbook is said to come with an easily accessible SD Card reader, a HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video chat, integrated Bluetooth adapter, all enclosed in the 10-inch glass HD ready display.

Nokia will also be offering its Nokia Music Store for playback of millions of tracks for on-the-go entertainment, or using the Ovi Suite to sync your mobile smartphone with the netbook.

The Nokia Booklet 3G will be announced on September 2, 2009 at the Nokia World show.

Nokia has launched a promotional video, showing off their first netbook

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That is one of the best commercials I have seen in a long time. If I had the money I would defiantly buy one of these if they are as good as they seem to be.

The bezel around the screen is seriously huge, and if that is a 10" screen, then this netbook is rather large compared to, for instance, an Acer Aspire One.

Doing some rough measurments from the pictures gives it measurments of at least 10"x6.8", but I can't really tell how thick exactly. That does put it around the same size as the AAO 10" model, but for some reason it just looks really large in the video.

For starters, the advertisement is seriously excellent. I hate cheesy silly ads with a passion, this is one is just classy and spot on. Other than that, as long as its not overpriced and as long as it delivers what it promises then I'm sure it'll sell massively. Gogo Nokia <3

Harbinger said,
For starters, the advertisement is seriously excellent. I hate cheesy silly ads with a passion, this is one is just classy and spot on. Other than that, as long as its not overpriced and as long as it delivers what it promises then I'm sure it'll sell massively. Gogo Nokia <3

The ad is REALLY well done. If I was still in Espoo I'd hit up some nokia building and congratulate them myself!! haha

I like the way it looks and at 1.25kg with 12hrs of battery life, you really can't go wrong. I use my Dell Studio 1535 laptop for university and it can feel quite heavy at times. I'd much rather carry a lightweight mini-laptop than a heavy full-sized laptop. I just hope Nokia's Booklet 3G isn't too pricey.

Interesting that on the video it has a Windows Orb in classic mode of windows 7 despite the fact that in classic mode of Windows 7 it's a square box that says start with the windows logo. Maybe they changed it since RC, I dunno.

Omen1393 said,
Interesting that on the video it has a Windows Orb in classic mode of windows 7 despite the fact that in classic mode of Windows 7 it's a square box that says start with the windows logo. Maybe they changed it since RC, I dunno.

It's not in Classic. It's just the Basic theme, as far as I can tell.

I'm gonna buy one.... I've started to study at a new university this year. Change of university = change of computer.