The Nokia Booklet 3G still hasn’t even started shipping in the US yet, but Nokia is reportedly looking at launching an updated version of the netbook next year. Digitimes cites a Chinese-language news outlet that says Nokia’s manufacturing partner Compal is working overtime to keep up with demand for Nokia’s first netbook.
There’s no word on what features an updated Booklet would have. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see Nokia slap one of those newfangled Intel Pine Trail processors in there. The next generation Atom chips will combine CPU, graphics, and memory controllers onto a single chip which helps conserve energy. The current version of the Nokia Booklet 3G uses the Intel Atom Z530 processor which uses less energy than the Atom N270 chip found in most netbooks. But the Z5xx series of chips tend to be slower than the N2xx processor line.
Of course, it’s really too early to deem the Booklet 3G a success. Most of the orders right now are probably coming from telecoms looking to stock the netbook, not from actual retail customers yet.