Nokia’s aquisition of the Atom CPU had risen much speculation about their future plans and whether they were heading for the netbook market. Earlier this week Nokia announced the new Nokia Booklet 3G, and officially showcased it at Nokia World in Stuttgart yesterday. Powered by the efficient Intel Atom processor, the Nokia Booklet 3G delivers impressive performance with up to 12 hours of battery life, enabling people to leave their power cable behind and still be connected and productive. Delivering the rich experience of a full-function PC inside an ultra-portable aluminum chassis, the new mini-laptop weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures slightly more than two centimeters thin, and has the features one would expect from the world’s leading mobile device manufacturer. A broad range of connectivity options – including 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi – gives consumers high speed access to the Internet, including Nokia’s broad suite of Ovi services, and allows them to make the most of every moment and every opportunity.
Avoid desktop clutter with simple yet powerful tools that help you manage all your open windows at the same time.
Multitask with the new and improved taskbar that lets you switch between webpages, documents, and running videos.
Add gadgets – popular mini applications introduced in Windows Vista – directly to your desktop.
Go directly to a specific document, photo, song, or website by creating jump lists for your favourites.
Indulge in design at its finest, with the sleek aluminium body and premium gloss finish.
Travel from place to place with confidence – the highly durable body is constructed from a single piece of aluminium that’s built to last.
Hold this ultrathin and compact mini laptop comfortably in one hand – it measures less than 2 cm in thickness.
See everything more clearly on the HD-ready 10.1” glass display with an integrated anti-glare foil for optimal visibility.
Discover what Windows 7 has to offer with thousands of features designed to make everyday computing faster, simpler, and easier.
Keep all your work files and personal media stored on the 120 GB internal memory.
Use your mini laptop for up to 12 hours straight after only one charge.
Enjoy the peace and quiet: the fanless design gives off minimal background noise.
Get the latest software and application updates automatically.
Experience the internet at high speed from virtually anywhere via a quick and reliable 3.5G or Wi-Fi connection.
Access the best the web has to offer with the new and improved Internet Explorer 8 – one of the fastest, safest, and easiest browsers around.
SMS AND GPS
Send and receive SMSs with a dedicated mini application that sits directly on your desktop.
Explore your surroundings with the built-in Assisted-GPS receiver.
Get online from virtually anywhere via a fast and reliable 3G connection.
Browse the internet via a high-speed Wi-Fi connection whenever you come across an available hotspot.
See your exact position and explore new places on the map quickly and easily with the built-in GPS receiver.
Connect wirelessly to cameras, mobile phones, stereo headsets, speakers and other devices via a Bluetooth connection.
Get real-time notifications from social networks and exchange SMSs on your desktop with the preloaded Social Hub.
Create Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents with a 60-day free trial of MS Office 2010.
See exactly where you are – the dedicated maps gadget sits conveniently on your desktop for easy access.
Listen to your favourite tracks, create playlists, and import music from your personal collection with the Nokia Music Player.
Sync your music, photos, calendar, and contacts – your compatible Nokia device works seamlessly with your mini laptop via the preloaded Ovi Suite.
Explore your world and discover interesting new places with Ovi Maps.
Access the Ovi Store with just a couple of clicks and then choose from a wide selection of great applications, games, wallpapers, and themes.
Discover and purchase new music from the world’s leading artists with quick access to the Nokia Music Store from your desktop.
Watch high-definition content by connecting your mini laptop to an HD receiver via an HDMI cable.
Store and manage your entire music collection, and listen while you’re on the go with the Nokia Music Player.
Capture images and video or have a 2-way video call over the internet with the built-in camera.
The Nokia Booklet 3G will be available in Q4 of 2009 for €500. View the full specification sheet here.Tags | Nokia, Nokia Booklet 3G, Nokia World, Ovi, Windows 7