Today, Nokia surprised the world yet again with the announcement of its newest product - and nope, it's not a cellphone - meet Nokia Booklet 3G , the company's first ever laptop release:
I'm not sure if it's right to call it a netbook as Nokia is not describing it as such. Nonetheless, Booklet 3G's specs are - in my opinion, simply put - netbook-y:
10.1-inch display (high-res),
integrated 3G wireless
hot-swappable SIM card,
integrated A-GPS with a copy of Ovi Maps,
a rated 12 hour battery life,
Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity,
Clad in anodized aluminum body
Sporting Chicklet Style keyboard
Nokia Booklet 3G measures 2cm (.78 inch) at its thickest point and weights only 2.7 lbs!
But why the sudden entry in the laptop market, Nokia?
Shares Nokia’s Executive Vice President for Devices, Kai Oistamo:
“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. In doing so we will make the personal computer more social, more helpful and more personal.”
Here's the promotional video:
Hot! I think the key feature is that it syncs with your Nokia phone effortlessly - of course.
Keep tuning in for price and release date.
Great job, Nokia! :)
[via Nokia Conversations]