Nokia makes computer foray with $299 Booklet 3G

October 13, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Cell phone maker Nokia is making its foray into the world of computers with its new Booklet 3G. The soon to be released Booklet 3G is a Windows 7 Netbook which will run exclusively on AT&T’s 3G wireless network. The Netbook will also boast of a battery that lasts up to 12 hours.

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By the looks of it, Nokia seems to be lining up a premium product. However, the price tag comes much subsidized, we should say. At $299, Nokia is expected to make good friends with the Netbook market by offering a classy product for small price. We say this because other Netbooks in the same price range come with just under five hours of battery life. Also, if you have your radio playing, the battery life for the new Nokia Booklet 3G would be around eight hours.

Before you feel elated, read the fine print too! The $299 price tag would be offered only if consumers agree to a two-year data service contract with AT&T. The clause seems fine going by the high-end device Nokia is offering. The service agreement with AT&T means it would cost you $60 a month for up to 5GB of data per month. So, if you are not okay with this clause, head for Best Buy where you will soon get to grab a Booklet 3G for an unsubsidized price of $599 and no $60-a-month AT&T service plan.

(via CNet)

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