August 25, 2009 at 4:51 pm
Nokia’s first entry into the netbook space, the 10.1-inch Booklet 3G, was only announced yesterday. Whilst details on pricing and availability are thin on the ground right now, that doesn’t stop the rumours on what we can expect to hear next week from Nokia World.
Sascha from NetbookNews.de has heard from close sources that the retail price of the Booklet 3G will cost $799. Now, even if true, this is most likely an arbitrary figure given that the likelihood is that the device will be sold on contract through mobile operators.
There is also speculation regarding the processor used, although the 1.6GHz Z530 Atom CPU has been banded around, it’s be no means confirmed. Also, given the driver issues surrounding the Poulsbo chipset, we’re not convinced performance would be on par even with the N270 Atom. However, I’d be very surprised if the chip doesn’t include some kind of hardware acceleration either through the ION platform or Broadcom chip. We look forward to full details on September 2nd next week.