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.
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 ev...
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.
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.
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 .
The Nokia Booklet 3G - Sexy and well connected - the Gadling review
23 March 2010
Summary: Design The design is also unlike any other netbook on the market - forget cheap flimsy plastic, the Booklet 3G is designed around a single aluminum frame, and the end result is quite simply stunning.
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.
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.
Excerpt: Try as we might, we just can’t see the point of this so-called smartbook. Sure, Nokia’s Booklet 3G is cute and quaint. It’s got Mac-like svelteness and would look equally at home on the desk of a CEO or graphic designer. But why would either of them bother to put it there?
Pros: Pretty. Exceptional battery life (over six hours). Durable aluminum construction separates it from a pack of shoddily built netbooks.
Cons: Dismal performance on all fronts, with jittery graphics. Impossibly cramped keyboard. Dim screen. Crazy-expensive for what it offers.
Summary: We typically recommended against netbooks with built-in 3G because they offer modest savings in exchange for locking you into a hefty service charge for 24 months. However, the Nokia Booklet 3G stands out from the subsidized crowd with a clean, modern design, and by offering about 8.5 hours of...