Nokia Booklet 3G announced: HD Display, 12hr battery life, HDMI

August 24, 2009 at 3:25 pm

Nokia Booklet 3G After recent speculation, Nokia has announced its first entry into the netbook market with the Nokia Booklet 3G. This Intel Atom-powered, Windows 7-based device is touted as having a 10.1-inch HD display, 12-hour battery life and, as the name suggests, have 3G/HSPA connectivity built-in. It will be powered by a 1.6GHz Z530 Atom processor and come with a 120GB HDD.

The pictures highlight a device that looks very familiar to most netbooks, albeit one that is more slender than most netbooks out there. The aluminium chassis certainly adds to its attractiveness. The company says that the Booklet 3G is just 19.9mm in thickness. It measures 264mm in width and 185mm in length. The whole thing measures 1.25kg.

It also seems to sport a flush glossy display as well as front facing camera and card reader. The Booklet 3G is also one of the first netbooks to feature A-GPS out of the box. This is in addition to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The netbook will also include access to Nokia’s Ovi services, for example Ovi Maps.

The inclusion of a HDMI port could mean that the Booklet 3G includes the ION chipset, the port would be pretty useless without some kind of hardware acceleration under the hood in our eyes.

Detailed specifications will not be announced until the Nokia World event next week on September 2nd, where we’ll find out availability and pricing. Until then check out the first look of the Booklet 3G through Nokia’s promo video below.


889 Responses to “Nokia Booklet 3G announced: HD Display, 12hr battery life, HDMI”

  1. Bob said:
    August 25th, 2009 4:48 AM

    Super start from Nokia. Four things that struck me : [1] They call it the mini laptop n not netbook which means its not an ordinary offering … I therefore suspect high $ [2] HDMI output : Is ION in the option tray ? [3] I use Symbian Nokia phone .. curious to know if ARM + Symbian will figure at some point. [4] Keyboard: It looks different than any other – I liked the layout a lot. I hope they have more colours to offer. Hit the General Discussion in Forum link for more !! Sept 2 should be very interesting.

  2. guest said:
    August 29th, 2009 11:27 AM

    fingers crossed for ION…. can anyone confirm/deny if an ion chipset based netbook with an atom z530 (as in the nokia booklet) would be capable of playing 1080p h.264 rips onto a full HD tv?

    a few sources have stated that the lenovo s12 ion (with an atom n270) is capable of playing 1080p video smoothly, so i guess i always have a fallback.