Nokia Booklet 3G : Preview, Review, Pictures, Specifications and Video

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Nokia Released its first Booklet 3G Laptop in August (2009) and now its available in Market ..

When Nokia announced its tie-up with Intel earlier in the year, few people would have expected to see a new device produced so quickly.

The last computers made by Nokia were in the 1980s, but the Booklet 3G isn’t actually made by Nokia. Nobody will tell us who the manufacturer is, but we aren’t that bothered because the design is 100 per cent Nokia.

When is a netbook not a netbook?

We’re not supposed to call the Booklet 3G a netbook, but rather a ‘mini-laptop’. Nokia believes the word ‘netbook’ conjures up the image of a low-cost, cheaply built and mass-market laptop with limited processing power and capabilities. Yet the Booklet 3G is still powered by a netbook-style Intel Atom Z530 processor, running at 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM and a 120GB hard drive. It certainly sounds like a netbook, but it definitely doesn’t look like an Eee PC.

The design, with an aluminium chassis that serves as a heat sink and enables the laptop to do away with a fan and ugly looking vents, is up there with the latest MacBook family. In fact, while Apple has been stating it has no intention of getting into the netbook market, Nokia has come along and proved exactly why there is a gap in the market for a small laptop for people with higher aspirations.

The chief designer of the Booklet 3G, Ian Buckle, told us that Nokia has been watching the PC market for a long time, waiting to produce something that hadn’t been done before. The Booklet 3G retains many key Nokia design trends, including a subtle ‘Nokia Smile’ curve that most people probably won’t even notice.


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Nokia Booklet 3G Features

Software and applications

Operating system
  • Genuine Windows 7 Starter
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
Windows®. Life without Walls™.

Nokia recommends Windows 7.

  • MS Office Small Business (60-day trial)
  • MS Internet Explorer 8
  • Ovi Suite (must be downloaded separately)
  • Social Hub (must be downloaded separately)
  • F-Secure Internet Security 2010 (30-day trial)


  • Aircraft-grade aluminum slim body with super chassis construction
  • Dimensions: 264 x 185 (with hinge) x 19.9 mm
  • Weight: 1250 g
Memory and hard drive
  • RAM: 1 GB DDR2
  • Hard drive: 120 GB
  • WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Built-in 3G modem (data calls only): WCDMA 900/2100 or 800-850/900/2100
Audio and video
  • 1.3 megapixel FF camera
  • HDMI port for HD video out
  • Built-in stereo speakers, and microphone
  • Analog audio output / headphone out (with OMTP headsets also functions as audio-in)
CPU and chipset
  • Intel® Atom™ Z530, 1.6 GHz
  • Intel® Poulsbo US15W
Display and keyboard
  • 10.1", 1280 x 720 pixel display
  • Glass window
  • Frame keyboard
  • 56.8 Wh
I/O ports and slots
  • HDMI 1.2 out for HD video
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm headphone out (OMTP: with OMTP headsets also functions as audio in)
  • DC-in
  • SD card reader
  • SIM / USIM slot


  • Available colours: black, ice, azure
  • Accelerometer (motion sensor)
  • Integrated GPS and A-GPS
  • Ovi Maps application


  • 1.3 megapixel FF camera

Package contents

Standard Sales Package
  • Nokia Booklet 3G
  • Nokia Computer Battery BC-1S
  • AC/DC power adapter
  • Quick setup guide
  • Nokia Headset WH-205
  • Nokia USB charging multi-cable CA-126
  • Cleaning cloth


Recommended accessories
  • Nokia Connectivity Adapter for HDMI-DVI AD-74
  • Nokia Connectivity Adapter for USB-LAN AD-73
  • Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-214

Video: Nokia Booklet 3G

Review: Nokia Booklet 3G

Netbooks are ultra-portable laptops, about a third lighter than a typical model and roughly the size of a hardback book.

They’re suited to working online as well as to light office chores but now they’re acquiring impressive features. Nokia’s Booklet 3G will run on a Windows operating system, have a battery life of up to 12 hours and, unusually, have built- in 3G connectivity.

It’s rumoured that the Booklet 3G will have a “premium” price, but it is possible to buy netbooks for about £200.

Advantages: With a full keyboard and a decent-size screen, a netbook offers full mobile computing but without the additional weight and bulk of a standard laptop.

Disadvantages: It may be portable but a netbook is heavier, and takes up more space, than a tablet or a smartphone.

Alternatives: Asus Eee PC, Acer Aspire One.

Source: Telegraph

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