Not too long ago Nokia announced a new Netbook that among other things; had a built in 3G modem, 12 hour battery life and an aluminum chassis to top it off. Given the netbook moniker it was surprising to see the price for the Nokia Booklet 3G come in at $800; which is a big jump from traditional netbooks.
The latest news is that Best Buy will be selling the Nokia Booklet 3G and Randall Bennett, the host at TechVi, was able to chat with Erica Ogg of CNet and Brad Linder of Liliputing to find out what they think of the Nokia Booklet 3G and its $800 price tag.
Last Friday's rumor of a Nokia Netbook was confirmed in short order by a press release on Nokia's website announcing the Nokia Booklet 3G. The Nokia Booklet 3G will feature a 10" screen, a Windows OS and claims a 12 hour battery life that will convince you to leave your power cord at home.
The India Times reports that mobile phone manufacturer Nokia is actively monitoring the netbook market and that it may enter the mobile computing space in the future. Speaking with the Times, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, the Global CEO of Nokia said, "...the PC and the mobile will continue to come closer and merge. A lot of opportunity can be seen in this converged area." While Nokia has made news recently for it's N97 and N97 mini phones (which the company calls mobile computers, Nokia isn't a well known computer manufacturer.
Nokia's busy touting a range of mobile handsets today at the Nokia GoPlay event, but what really caught many people's eyes today is the company's iPhone clone. The interface looks like a blatant ripoff of the iPhone, but details are scarce right now. Check out the video to see what future Nokia handsets may look like.