Nokia World 2009: Booklet 3G

We've just had a little play with Nokia's 'mini laptop' the Booklet 3G and and it really is a nice piece of machinery. It's netbook-sized so would fit into a handbag at 264x185x19.9mm and 1.2kg, but unlike a lot of netbooks, the keyboard feels nice and solid, with keys that depress pleasantly with none of that 'clicky' feel you get in more low-rent models.


It'll connect to the internet via HSDPA on a hot, swappable SIM, as well as inbuilt Wi-Fi capability. Special mention goes to the ability to send SMSes directly from the Booklet.


It's also one of the first PCs to ship with Windows 7, and one of our favourite OS features is the Social Hub toolbar, which allows you to save your favourite social software feeds into the bottom toolbar.


Other Nokia uniques includes Ovi Maps, Ovi Suite 2.0, Nokia Music for PC and a Nokia software updater. You'll also get a 60-day trial of MS Office, and virus software Fsecure.


1GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive means we should see good multitasking, and the 10.1-inch display is HD-ready, so you can set the screen resolution at 1280x720 pixels and still see the full screen. The Booklet 3G runs on a 1.6Ghz Intel Atom Z530 processor.


At launch, it'll come in black, white, and blue. Available in Q4 for EUR575, but depending on operator and country, we should be seeing some subsidised prices.

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