booklet 3g unboxed

The Nokia Booklet 3G isn’t shipping anywhere yet, but the folks at SlashGear got a chance to check out the retail packaging today. And it’s blue. Yeah, I know, the box isn’t as exciting as photos of the thin and light mini-laptop itself. But SlashGear has those too.

In other news, Gizmodo has confirmed that the Booklet 3G will be available in the US… at some point. It’s not clear if the laptop will be available unlocked, or if you’ll have to buy it from a wireless carrier. And that means there’s no way to know at the moment whether it’ll actually cost over $800 or if it will only be available in the US at a subsidized price. My money is on the latter, although it sounds like there’s a good chance you’ll be able to pick up an unlocked version in Europe if you’re willing to shell out €575 for it.

It’s also unclear whether the laptop will be available in the US before the end of 2009. But a Nokia official has confirmed that it will sold in the US at some point or other. Yeah, almost makes the box pictures look exciting, doesn’t it?

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3 replies on “Nokia Booklet 3G unboxed, coming to the US… eventually”

  1. I think the design is decent, sophisticated, with the exception of the lid – that color plastic cap reminds me of a cheap Dell Inspirion from a few years back. Regardless, it’s one of the nicer netbooks to date.

    They still royally f’d up by sticking in GMA (a non hackintosh variant at that) instead of ION; and while I know that gets chalked up to politics, I’m still calling the resulting effort a complete FAIL. 12-hours operation is great, but I’m not buying an $800 or even $500 laptop that doesn’t graphically perform to standards set 5 years ago.

    1. Who are you kidding. You know that Verizon or Sprint will pick this up and offer it for cheap say $199 only to rape for for $60/month for a 2 year lock in with limited usage/month. Don’t get too excited about this one folks

  2. First impression on seeing the picture. . .

    Recall a few months back the article on the person who carved
    out his own netbook from plywood for woodworking class?
    This machine looks like they copied his design, adding
    the rounded corners. Very “boxy” looking.

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