Aluminium wrapped Booklet 3G
finally done what people have expected it to do for over a
year now, it launched its own netbook. You might wonder if it was worth
the wait, and we're really not sure ourselves.
Don't get us wrong, it's a great looking netbook, packed in a thin, 2cm
aluminium chassis it simply looks classy. Nokia is still not saying
what's under the bonnet. We know it's an Atom, but we have no idea
which one, and we don't know anything about storage.
However, Nokia is boasting quite a few goodies uncommon to most
netbooks out there. It will run Windows 7, it has 3G support, A-GPS,
and there's HDMI in case the HD-ready 10.1-inch screen isn't enough.
This all sounds rather good, but best of all, Nokia is promising 12
hours of battery life, which means there's a good chance that it will
use a Z-series Atom and perhaps even solid state storage, or hybrid
Nokia will reveal the rest of the spec during Nokia World 09 on
September 2nd. One thing that does worry us is its price. A feature
packed netbook in such a nice chassis and with a Nokia badge on the lid
probably won't come cheap.