by Anton Shilov
08/24/2009 | 07:28 AM
Nokia Corp., the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, on Monday unveiled its first netbook. Just like competing solutions, Nokia Booklet 3G is based on Intel Corp.’s Atom processor, but what will differ the devices from others is rather unprecedented battery life of up to 12 hours.
"A growing number of people want the computing power of a PC with the full benefits of mobility. We are in the business of connecting people and the Nokia Booklet 3G is a natural evolution for us. Nokia has a long and rich heritage in mobility and with the outstanding battery life, premium design and all day, always on connectivity, we will create something quite compelling," said Kai Oistamo, Nokia's executive vice president for devices.
Nokia Booklet 3G is based on Intel Atom processor, features 10.1” screen, weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures “slightly more than two centimeters” and supports 3G/HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as A-GPS support. The netbook also sports Nokia's broad suite of Ovi services. Besides, the mini-laptop comes with an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video calling, integrated Bluetooth and an SD card reader.
Further information, including detailed specifications, market availability and pricing, will be announced at Nokia World on September 2.
The Nokia Booklet 3G will widen the Nokia portfolio, satisfying a need in the operator channel, and bringing another important ingredient in the move towards becoming a mobile solutions company.