Nokia broke out its top secret laptop computer plans today. We don’t know about you but we were expecting a little more than this new "Booklet 3G". It’s hard to still be considered an innovative company when they come out with stuff like this:
They are about 3 years late on the Netbook scene as well as a year past the 10+ Hour battery life "revolution". There also looks to be plenty of space around that 10-inch glass screen, making it a bit of a "clunker" when it comes to netbook size. Most major netbooks have had 3G capabilities for awhile too.
Take a garden variety Eee 1005HA. 10.5 hours battery life, 10.1 inch screen. $375
This isn’t a low end netbook, mind you. There is some good stuff inside which will put it at the high end of the highly competitive netbook arena:
If it is priced anywhere north of $350, it won’t sell. Otherwise it will fit in an already muddied field dominated by ASUS, HP, Dell and Acer. Oh, and why not run Maemo Linux like the much more interesting N900? Microsoft just made Office for Nokia Symbian phones, coincidentally.