I'm sorry, I still can't get over the fact that NOKIA, world-renowned maker of CELLPHONES, is doing a SONY and now venturing into the netbook business!
AS IN FOR REALZZ!!!
Is this a good move? I don't know but it sure is an interesting one.
Before I dish out my comments, check out the Booklet's speca nd features (from here)
Nokia Booklet 3G full specification
- Weight (max) 1250 g
- Dimensions (max) 264 x 185 x 19.9 mm
CPU and Chipset
- Intel Atom Z530, 1.6 GHz
- Intel Poulsbo US15W, fanless design
Memory and Storage
- RAM: 1 GB, DDR2, 533 Mhz, soldered down
- HDD: 120 GB, 1.8”/5mmH/SATA, 8 MB cache, 4200 RPM
- 10.1”, 1280×720 pixels, glass window
- 16 cell, 56.8 Wh, Li-Ion prismatic, removable design
- 802.11 b/g/n, 2T2R
- BT 2.1 + EDR
- Inbuilt 3G modem (data calls only). Different variants: WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 or WCDMA 900/2100 or no modem.
- All modem variants have GSM and GPRS
- 1 x HDMI 1.2 out
- 3 x USB 2.0
- 1 x headphone out (OMTP 3.5 mm) – with OMTP headsets also functions as audio in
- 1 x DC-in
- 1 x SD card reader
- 1 x SIM / USIM slot
Camera and microphone
- 1.3 MP front facing camera with integrated microphone
- Frame keyboard
- 2 physical layouts: US (78 keys, 17 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke) and UK (79 keys, 16.7 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke)
- Nokia Booklet 3G
- BC-1S battery
- AC/DC power adapter
- Quick setup guide and warranty instructions
- Headset WH-205
- USB charging multi-cable CA-126
- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter Edition, Home Premium or Professional
- MS Office Small Business 60 day trial
- MS Internet Explorer 8
- HDD protection utility, Hotkey utility , Knock Control utility, Power Profile Switcher, Battery Life utility
- Nokia Update Manager
- Ovi Suite
- Ovi Maps Gadget
- Social Hub
- F-Secure Internet Security 2010 trial
To be honest, I'm a bit excited about this netbook. And here's a few reasons why:
- 16 cell battery (which, if I'm not mistaken, is around 8-10 hours worth of battery life!!!)
- 3G modem (which also means, unless I'm wrong, that one can virtually surf the net ANYWHERE ANYTIME!!! just plug in a sim card and one can net surf away)
- Windows 7 OS!!!!
- it looks nice and shiny!!!
- The price is set to be around more than 500 euros or Php40k++
- Processor, memory, and HDD is not exactly impressive
I'm mostly excited to see and sample his product mainly because it's from Nokia. I just wanna see how a cellphone maker's venture in netbooks does.
Is this Nokia's way of coping with the global economic crisis: venturing into other tech categories?
I'm not sure if doing a Sony is a good move. I guess we'll see.
For now, maglaway muna tayo sa isang overpriced netbook.