We were able to get our hands on a review unit of the Nokia Booklet 3G, Nokia’s first ever entry to the laptop market. Here are our first impressions of the device.
The Nokia Booklet 3G is a 10-inch netbook, powered by an Intel Atom Z530 running at 1.6GHz. The Atom Z series was used to maximize the built-in 6-cell battery which promises up to 12 hours of battery life on a single charge. Only with this type of processors one can optimize battery use.
The device is pretty solid and mostly made up of sturdy brushed-aluminum casing. The slim form factor and light weight makes it a perfect portable computing device on the go.
Together with the Atom CPU, the Booklet 3G comes with 1 GB of RAM, 120GB of HDD, a 3G modem and GPS receiver. The last two items are a very rare combination for a netbook and it looks like Nokia is focusing on the connectivity features that will tie it up with the Ovi service.
Despite its seeming standard features, the 3G/GPS connectivity coupled with an all-day battery life differentiates the Nokia Booklet 3G among all the hundreds of other netbooks out there. We’re not really sure if or when Nokia Philippines will finally release this model in the country. Our review unit came all the way from Europe so the price tag there is more like 600 euros.