Nokia Challenges Apple With 3G Netbook

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2009 2:23 PM CDT
The Nokia Booklet 3G.   (Nokia)
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(Newser) – Nokia is charging into the mobile computing market with its first netbook, PC World reports. The phone company’s Booklet 3G features 3G connectivity for Internet access and packs a healthy 12 hours of battery life. The tiny laptop—10 inches—runs Windows and has Nokia’s Ovi mobile apps and communication service built in. The device, which also boasts an HDMI port, is poised to do battle with the rumored Apple tablet expected to be unveiled soon.

“A growing number of people want the computing power of a PC with the full benefits of mobility,” a Nokia exec says. “We are in the business of connecting people and the Nokia Booklet 3G is a natural evolution for us.” Pricing and availability for the Booklet will be announced at a press event next week.