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Pantech Discover: A Review

Made of textured, rubberized black plastic with a silver accent band around the middle, the Pantech Discover cuts a sleek, attractive profile. It measures 5.28 by 2.70 by 0.36 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.76 ounces, which makes it a touch more manageable to handle than the Galaxy S III, though it’s also a smidgen thicker […]

Nokia introduces Asha 305, 306 and 311 phones

Nokia has announced three affordable phones in a new Asha Touch line named the Nokia Asha 305, the Nokia Asha 306 and the Nokia Asha 311. Unlike the existing Asha portfolio members, this time they all are coming with touchscreen. The phones run Nokia Series 40 Operating System and designed to give smartphone-like experience. The […]

Motorola Titanium & Motorola XPRT: Superb Business phones

Motorola is a mobile manufacturing company that perhaps believes in two things- different mobile models and unique features. Keeping this in mind, Motorola had launched many models in the Indian market since its entry into the Indian mobile market. …

Olive Telecom released India’s first HSPA+ Android phone

Olive Telecom, one of the well-known electronic giants, recently announced to introduce India’s first HSPA+ (Evolution High Speed Packet Access and 4G) smartphone in New Delhi on 9th Feb 2011. The HSPA+ is a wireless broadband standard with a fast upload and download speeds. There only a small number of features and specifications of the […]

HTC Desire Z launches in India

Flipkart, the online retailer of music, books, mobiles, entertainment things and movies, now listed a new handset, the HTC Desire Z for India. The handset runs on Android v 2.2 Froyo Operating System. In USA, the HTC Desire Z is also known as T-Mobile G2. Flipkart is now taking pre orders of this mobile phone. […]

About Nokia N900

The Nokia N900 is a mobile, which gives up its extraordinary features in camera, multimedia and in battery. It is the first phone having the phone functionality like quad-band GSM and 3G UMTS. It has the default operating system called Maemo 5. Nokia N900 based on the Texas Instruments OMAP 3 microprocessor with the ARM […]

Huawei Ideos in India

Huawei has announced that it will launch its Huawei Ideos in India. It is the first Android 2.2 powered smart phone from Huawei. So many features are loaded in Huawei Ideos to attract the buyers. This is going to be more popular in Indian market. It has extra-ordinary hardware and software. The forthcoming details deal […]

Profiling Booklet 3G, Nokia's foray into Netbooks

Another dumb dead piece of meat from Nokia stable?

The Finns are turning up the heat and in style! Two back to back announcements on the mobile computing front seems to have turned the spotlight on Nokia World event on September 2nd at Stuttgart, where it will unveil atleast one of the two new flagship devices on which the fortunes of the beleagured Mobile giant would seem to rest. Lately Samsung, Apple and RIM have taken a lot of sheen away from Nokia lately.

The first would be Nokia’s first foray into the wworld of netbooks, with its Booklet 3G. Nokia Booklet 3G is based on Intel Atom processor, features 10.1” screen, weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures “slightly more than two centimeters” and supports 3G/HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity as well as A-GPS support. The netbook also sports Nokia’s broad suite of Ovi services. Besides, the mini-laptop comes with an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video calling, integrated Bluetooth and an SD card reader. It is rumoured that Booklet 3G runs Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, an operating system that lacks certain security and other features that enterprise users may require. Moreover, the system features 10.1” screen, low-performance Atom processor, lacks DVD playback, but weighs 1.25kg, just like a fully-fledged business-oriented ultra low-voltage notebook. Overall, those peculiarities do not make Nokia Booklet 3G as a good mobile PC for travelling.It does pack a 12 hour Hercules battery which is so in line with Nokia’s DNA! The 12 hour battery is a dream and a differentiator in a world of netbook wannabees!
The world of netbooks is becoming increasingly crowded and the party will hit the deck with the iTablet that is scheduled sometime early next year. So long, it is a rat race and Nokia joins the hoard. While there are many views on which way the device evolution is leading upto, my take is that netbooks are just another step in device evolution and this evolution would finally end somewhere in the smartphone space or thereabouts. In that respect, Nokia could have done better getting its smartphone portfolio and user interface in order, rather than descend into the crowded spaces of Netbooks. We will watch how the Booklet with the Nokia tab does for Nokia. If the prices are as indicated, around the $799 range, then this like the N 97 could end up becoming the non starter. Granted that the device looks neat and dapper, but it is only incremental in what it brings to the table not radical enough.

Overall, it remains to be seen, whether Booklet 3G becomes popular. But at this point it does not seem to be a successful return of Nokia to the world of x86-based personal computers. Instead, Booklet 3G looks like a test vehicle to investigate the needs of Nokia’s clients.

Watch the Nokia Booklet 3G on the following YouTube Videos: