Nokia sets date for netbook UK debut
Starts taking Booklet 3G orders from Blighty
Want to be assured of getting your mitts on Nokia's Windows 7 netbook, the Booklet 3G? The Finnish phone giant is now taking advance orders for the pricey product, which, it says, will ship in January.
Designed to be sold by network operators and retailers, all of whom will subsidise the hardware on the back of monthly 3G data subscriptions, the Booklet is being offered by Nokia separate from any such contract.
The company wants a whopping £649 for it, for which it is generously waiving P&P.
Nokia's Booket 3G: pricey
You could get two of our Editor's Choice netbooks - the Toshiba NB200 - for that and use either with a cheap USB 3G modem.
Still, the Nokia does come with a body made out of "aircraft-grade aluminum"; its screen has a 1280 x 720 resolution; it has 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS on board; it has a claimed 12-hour battery life; and it is rather nice looking.
But why did Nokia go an spoil it by using a 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor designed for handheld internet tablets?
Don't care? Then place your order on Nokia's UK website. ®
what moron dreamed this up?
I'd give them £190 for it with suse 11.2 or ubuntu, but £649? You can buy a computer for that!
I'll pay £300 quite happily
with Ubuntu's Netbook Remix. Actually any Linux distro is fine, I can always drop UNR on it myself.
Overpriced and the wrong OS. Shame really, it looks cute.
Note whose Nokia main customers for this are.
They are the *networks*
The aim is the iPhone crowd getting it on a contract. I'm not sure that Nokia is quite iconic enough (Who is Steve Jobs Finnish counterpart? and can you pronouce their name properly?)
to get many outside that to get it anyway.
BTW Is'nt Magnesium the new aluminium.
What is the point of GPS on this thing? Are you suppose to stop every kilometre and pull the thing out?
I want what these guys are smoking for Christmas please.
Mine is the one with weed seeds in the pocket