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Nokia Booklet 3G netbook hits pre-order in Italy

September 10, 2009 at 10:05 pm


Nokia Booklet 3GNokia’s first entry into the netbook space, the Booklet 3G, has officially hit pre-order via the Italian Nokia store. However, whilst the pre-subsidy cost was believed to be €575 at the recent Nokia World conference, the Booklet 3G has appeared for pre-order at €699.

This is exactly what we feared in our recent article “Opinion: Why the Nokia Booklet 3G is a disappointment”. Nokia sometimes quote pre-tax prices for its product launches and it seems they have done the same here. Taking the €575 price and multiplying by a 20 percent tax rate brings us to €690, near enough the pre-order price.

Whilst, many felt that the €575 price was high enough as it was, it looks like the price-point will be a lot higher than people initially expected. Whilst there is no firm price for the UK yet, it’s increasingly looking like it will be closer to the £600, rather than £500 mark. Despite the high price, the Booklet is likely to be offered via mobile contracts with a smaller upfront cost.

Via Notebook Italia.

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2 Responses to “Nokia Booklet 3G netbook hits pre-order in Italy”

  1. Bob said:
    September 11th, 2009 6:22 AM

    This is definitely not a netbook BUT its not even a “mini” laptop. The mini too doesn’t make sense now that it has breached the $1000 mark. This is the beginning of “Premium Netbook Segment”.

  2. SpencerUk said:
    September 14th, 2009 3:42 PM

    Well I wont be getting it..WAAY to expensive

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