December 18, 2009 at 11:28 pm
The Nokia Booklet 3G netbook is finally available to pre-order in the UK although it won’t come cheap. It’s already released in the US and parts of Europe and the high price has carried through to UK shores. It is available for pre-order on the Nokia store for £649.00, which thankfully includes shipping. It is due to ship in January 2010.
Back when the first details of the device came through, we opined that it is more likely to be closer to the £600 mark than the £500 mark quoted at the time. We called the £600 price point ridiculous so hearing that it will actually cost £650 causes disbelief.
Yes, it’s a nice looking netbook and it has great battery life, but personally speaking there is much better value to be had if you’re not too bothered about looks. Go for a Toshiba NB200 or Asus Eee PC 1008HA instead, at least that way you’re getting a 10-inch netbook that still looks great, has good performance and is significantly cheaper. We’d stay well clear from that outrageous UK price-point.
The Nokia Booklet 3G will come with Windows 7, has a 10.1-inch (1280 x 720) display, measures just 20mm thick and is powered by a 1.6GHz Z530 Atom CPU. It will also come with a 16-cell battery that should last for 12 hours. Other features include HDMI-out and a 1.3MP webcam.