Feeds
60%
Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia Booklet 3G

Mobile maker's netbook debut

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

A slower hard drive helps out with battery life, though, and the Booklet 3G has no problem taking long excursions away from the mains. Running our standard PCMark05 loop test with WiFi on and brightness at full whack, it whizzed along for just under six hours. Take things a little easier, and you can expect eight or even nine hours out of it. Nokia reckons 12 hours is possible, but you’d have to be barely using it to get anywhere near this figure.

Nokia Booklet 3G

Black, ice or azure – the choice is yours

Its excellent design, long battery life, 3G and GPS are all big plus points for the Booklet 3G, but there’s no getting away from that colossal price tag. Nokia’s clearly hoping it will soon be available at a subsidised rate from one or more of the UK’s mobile operators, but you’ll most likely still have to shell out a fair wedge of cash, as well as sign up to an expensive monthly contract.

Verdict

Nokia won’t be best pleased that not a single UK mobile operator has taken up the Booklet 3G at launch, leaving it with something of an unpalatable price tag. It might be marketed as a mini laptop but, to all intents and purposes, it’s a netbook, and it was the affordable nature of netbooks that made them such an instant hit. If money’s no object the Booklet 3G well worth considering but, compared to the competition, it’s just too darn expensive. ®

More Netbook Reviews...


Samsung
N140

Lenovo
IdeaPad
S10-2

Fujitsu
M2010

Dell
Latitude
2100

Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL

60%
Nokia Booklet 3G

Nokia Booklet 3G

With an excellent chassis and built-in mobile broadband, it's an enticing piece of kit. But is there really a market for premium netbooks?
Price: £649 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure
State attorney demands Apple CEO bows the knee to him
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Monitors monitor's monitoring finds touch screens have 0.4% market share
Not four. Point four. Count yer booty again, Microsoft
Getting to the BOTTOM of the great office seating debate
Belay that toil, me hearty, and park your scurvy backside
Hey, Mac fanbois. HGST wants you drooling over its HUGE desktop RACK
What vast digital media repository could possibly need 64 TERABYTES?
In a spin: Samsung accuses LG exec of washing machine SABOTAGE
Rival electronic giant tries to iron out allegations
Your chance to WIN the WORLD'S ONLY HANDHELD ZX SPECTRUM
Reg staff not allowed to enter, god dammit
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.