It’s official. After months of speculation, Nokia has introduced a netbook, which it’s calling the Booklet 3G (which is pretty much trhe same name that was hinted at in a trademark registration filed last month).
At first glance, the Booklet 3G looks like your typical netbook with an Intel Atom processor. But the machine has a few tricks up its sleeve. First, it packs an HSPA 3G modem in addition to WiFi and Bluetooth. Nokia claims that it gets up to 12 hours of battery life. And the Booklet 3G also includes an HDMI output and a 10 inch, “HD ready” display.
There aren’t a ton of details available at the moment. But while your average Intel Atom N270 powered netbook can pump out 720p video well enough, the inclusion of an HDMI port makes me think this model might pack NVIDIA ION graphics. Nokia says the Booklet 3G also includes A-GPS, support for gadgets from the Nokia Ovi Store (including a maps gadget which works with the A-GPS), and support for the Ovi Suite to synchronize data between the Booklet and a Nokia smartphone.
The netbook has an aluminum chassis, measures just 10.4″ x 7.3″ x 0.8″ inches thick, and weighs 2.75 pounds. It’ll run some version of Windows, and if the teaser video is anything to go by, it looks like the Booklet 3G will be packing Windows 7.
Pricing and availability will be announced on September 2nd at the Nokia World conference.You can check out a teaser video after the break to get an idea of what the netbook looks like and what it can do. We’ve also created a page for the Booklet 3G in the Liliputing Product Database. It’s a bit light on details right now, but we’ll be fleshing it out as we learn more about this netbook.
Update: A Nokia spokesperson explained to All About Symbian that the Booklet 3G will sport a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 processor. The system will not have an internal fan, which should make it virtually silent.