Nokia Booklet 3G
|This article is outdated. (February 2011)|
|Media||Toshiba MK1235GSL 4200rpm 120 GB SATA HDD|
|Operating system||Windows 7|
|Power||12 hours of battery life|
|CPU||Intel Atom Z530 1.6 GHz|
|Display||10.1-inch (260 mm) 1280×720 HD Ready glossy display|
|Graphics||US15W (GMA 500)|
|Camera||built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam with microphone|
|Connectivity||3 USB ports
SD card reader
3.5mm audio jacks
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n WLAN
|Dimensions||264 x 185 x 19.9 mm|
|Weight||1.25 kg (2.8 lb)|
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. Though Kai Öistämö, Nokia's executive vice-president for devices, has said the Booklet is "a natural evolution for us," Stephen Williams from The New York Times says it is "more of a homecoming" because of Nokia's prior computer business. Nokia's expansion into the netbook market is contrary to computer maker Apple's 2007 expansion into the phone market with their iPhone.
Design and technology
While Nokia describes the Booklet 3G as a "mini laptop", it is widely described as a netbook. It is 2 centimetres (0.79 in) thick and weighs 1.25 kilograms (2.8 lb), is cased in an aluminum shell, and has been said to resemble a MacBook. Its glossy display measures 10.1 inches (260 mm) diagonally, and supports high-definition video.
The Booklet uses an Intel Atom Z530 processor to run the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Nokia says that the battery will last up to 12 hours per charge. The Booklet supports network connections through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G/HSPA. It also offers telecommunications support via SIM card, has a built-in A-GPS receiver and accelerometer, and includes Nokia's Ovi Maps service. The integrated Intel GMA 500 graphic system is poorly supported by the Linux distributions, since the drivers for it are proprietary software. 
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.
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Category:Nokia Booklet 3G.|
- Nokia's corporate blog: Nokia Booklet 3G mini laptop unveiled
- Nokia's corporate blog: More Nokia Booklet 3G specs emerge at Nokia World 09
- Promotional video on YouTube