Summary: The Nokia Booklet 3G is a wonderful piece of engineering. We love its integrated 3G modem, its high-resolution screen, its exceptional battery life and its fan-free design. It's hard to ignore the fact, however, that most of its rivals manage to provide similar features for far less financial outlay
Cons: Fiddly keyboard and mouse; doesn't realise we're just out of a recession.
Summary: Phase-out model. The Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, Nokia, ventured into the netbook sector in 2009 with the Booklet 3G. We take a look at the still available, former luxury netbook with now obsolete hardware about two years later. Read in this review where the once premium Booklet is placed today.
Pros: Built-in 3G UMTS module, Given scope of delivery, Practical power adapter, Low noise emissions, Impressive battery life and power consumption, The good battery life, the low emissions and the built-in 3G UMTS module ex-factory.
Cons: Poor workmanship, No upgrade options, Small input devices, Glossy display layer, Average display brightness and contrast, Weak application performance, Moderate stereo speakers, High price despite obsolete hardware, A few things! Among others, a better workmanship, appropriate input devices or even a superior display with matt surface.
Review: Nokia Booklet 3G review - part 1, design and hardware
All About Symbian
1 June 2010
Summary: The Nokia Booklet 3G, a 'mini-laptop' running Microsoft Windows 7, represents a new direction for Nokia and its expanding product portfolio. In part 1 of our Nokia Booklet 3 review, Rafe offers a short introduction and look at the overall design and hardware. Part 2 will examine the Booklet's performance and software, before considering the Booklet 3G's market positioning and drawing some overall conclusions.
Excerpt: Yes, we know, it’s just another netbook. The proverbial device that technology companies are getting meth-like shakes over left and right. One wrinkle on this story, though, is that it’s the first to be released by a phone manufacturer. Called the Booklet 3G, there’s no doubt the device’s roots stem from the world of cellphones. That said, based on its specs, it will definitely be a laptop instead of some terrible smartphone-computer-bastard-love child.
Review: Nokia Booklet 3G review - part 2, performance, applications, conclusion
All About Symbian
2 April 2010
Summary: Rafe looks at the performance of the Nokia Booklet 3G, offers a quick overview of the software and draws some overall conclusion in part 2 of our Booklet review. Part 1 covered the design and hardware of the Nokia Booklet 3G .
Conclusion: Ultimately the Nokia Booklet 3G is a very nicely designed piece of kit with some practical compromises that I find it hard to see a place for. Apple has the advantage that only they make their systems. If Nokia had produced something that was truly unique to this device, even as far as a custom OS then maybe it would be a different story.
Summary: If you perform the most basic tasks (email, text editing) and need a small laptop with an amazing battery life, the Nokia Booklet 3G is worth looking at. However, you will pay for these qualities in performance. The computer is even slower than recent Netbooks, mainly because of its hard drive performance and small memory size, I suspect. Additionally, there’s not easy way to upgrade either of these and Nokia offers only a single model.
Excerpt: Nokia has been in the mobile phone market for a long time and they sure know how to make gadgets, but can they be trusted to make good net books? Great attractive design, 3G, great battery life. Slow sluggish CPU Net book with Windows 7 starter and other soft wares like office suit and antivirus.