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Nokia makes debut in netbook arena

Booklet 3G offers range of connection options
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Mobile phone vendor Nokia signalled its entrance into the PC market with the launch of the Booklet 3G.

The device is powered by Intel’s Atom processor, and as you would expect from a mobile phone firm, Nokia is pushing the connectivity options as an integral selling point - it comes loaded with 3G/ HSPA and wi-fi. One obvious benefit of having a netbook made by the same phone as your mobile is the access to Nokia’s suite of Ovi services, which hosts a broad range of connection options.

It also comes with a HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video calling, integrated Bluetooth, an SD card reader, a ten-inch HD ready display and integrated A-GPS which, working with the Ovi Maps gadget, can pinpoint your position in seconds and open up a personalised map.

“A growing number of people want the computing power of a PC with the full benefits of mobility,” said Nokia executive vice president Kai Oistamo.

“We are in the business of connecting people and the Nokia Booklet 3G is a natural evolution for us. Nokia has a long and rich heritage in mobility and with the outstanding battery life, premium design and all day, always on connectivity, we will create something quite compelling. In doing so we will make the personal computer more social, helpful and personal.”

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