Nokia will join the ranks of netbook manufacturers with a stylish Windows-based offering called the Nokia Booklet 3G. It will have the looks of an Apple notebook and the guts of a PC. The netbook, according to Nokia, will have close ties to the company’s Ovi suite of online services and mobile applications currently available to Nokia handset owners.
The aluminum-encased Booklet 3G will be powered by an Intel Atom processor and deliver up to 12 hours of battery life “enabling people to leave their power cable behind and still be connected and productive,” the company said in a statement. The Booklet can connect to the Internet either by the built-in 3G card or by catching a Wi-Fi signal. It’ll weigh 1.25 kilograms (or just under one pound) and slip by at “slightly more than two centimeters thin (0.7 inches).”