Nokia Booklet 3G

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Nokia Booklet 3G
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Developer Nokia
Type Netbook
Media Toshiba MK1235GSL 4200rpm 120 GB SATA HDD[1]
Operating system Windows 7[2]
Power 12 hours of battery life
CPU Intel Atom Z530 1.6 GHz
Memory 1 GB
Display 10.1-inch (260 mm) 1280×720 HD Ready glossy display
Graphics US15W (GMA 500)[3]
Camera built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam with microphone
Connectivity 3 USB ports
SD card reader
HDMI 1.2
3.5mm audio jacks
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n WLAN
3G/HSPA
Bluetooth 2.1
A-GPS
Dimensions 264 x 185 x 19.9 mm
Weight 1.25 kg (2.8 lb)

The Nokia Booklet 3G is a netbook produced by the Finnish company Nokia. It was announced on 24 August 2009.

History[edit]

The Booklet 3G is Nokia's first netbook. The company produced a series of personal computers in the 1980s called MikroMikko, but sold that business in 1991 to focus on mobile phone production.[4] Though Kai Öistämö, Nokia's executive vice-president for devices,[4] has said the Booklet is "a natural evolution for us,"[5] Stephen Williams from The New York Times says it is "more of a homecoming" because of Nokia's prior computer business.[5] Nokia's expansion into the netbook market is contrary to computer maker Apple's 2007 expansion into the phone market with their iPhone.[4][6]

Nokia announced the device in August 2009.[7] The price was announced to be €575 before tax,[2] making it one of the higher-priced netbooks available.[6][5]

Design and technology[edit]

While Nokia describes the Booklet 3G as a "mini laptop", it is widely described as a netbook.[8] It is 2 centimetres (0.79 in) thick and weighs 1.25 kilograms (2.8 lb),[4] is cased in an aluminum shell,[7] and has been said to resemble a MacBook.[8] Its glossy display measures 10.1 inches (260 mm) diagonally, and supports high-definition video.

The Booklet uses an Intel Atom Z530 processor[9] to run the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Nokia says that the battery will last up to 12 hours per charge.[7] The Booklet supports network connections through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G/HSPA.[7] It also offers telecommunications support via SIM card,[10] has a built-in A-GPS receiver and accelerometer, and includes Nokia's Ovi Maps service.[7][5][8] The integrated Intel GMA 500 graphic system is poorly supported by the Linux distributions, since the drivers for it are proprietary software. [11]

CNET rated it 4/5, saying it is a "wonderful piece of engineering" and praising its integrated 3G modem, its high-resolution screen, its exceptional battery life and its fan-free design, though they noted it was more expensive than most netbooks.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chip.de Nokia 3G Booklet Test 13 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
  2. ^ a b "More Nokia Booklet 3G specs emerge at Nokia World 09". Nokia Converstations. Nokia. September 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-05. 
  3. ^ Nokia official specification (Retrieved 21 September 2009)
  4. ^ a b c d Ruddick, Graham (24 August 2009). "Nokia branches out into computing with Booklet 3G". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  5. ^ a b c d Williams, Stephen (24 August 2009). "Nokia Dives Into the Netbook Pool". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  6. ^ a b Harvey, Mike; Francisco, San (24 August 2009). "Nokia eyes netbook market with 'mini-laptop'". London: Times Online. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Nokia announces netbook offering". BBC. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  8. ^ a b c "Nokia Booklet 3G: 10 ways it beats a netbook". Daily Mirror. 2009-08-24. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  9. ^ "Nokia Booklet 3G - too little, too late or a masterstroke?". Sydney Morning Herald. 25 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-25. 
  10. ^ "Nokia Booklet 3G mini laptop unveiled". Nokia. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  11. ^ "How To Kick Your Friends in the Face: GMA500". Linux Journal. 2009-10-27. Retrieved 2009-10-27. 
  12. ^ http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/netbooks/nokia-booklet-3g-review-49305044/

See also[edit]

List of Nokia products

External links[edit]