Nokia Booklet hands-on and pictures


AsĀ we promised, we got you pictures and a hand-on review of the newly releasedĀ Nokia Booklet 3G. Hi-res versions at the end.

The device is only 10.4 in wide by 7.3 in long by 0.78 in thick. Some might accuse Nokia of “Applism” due to the single piece aluminum body. But who isn’t doing that these days? (*cough* HP Envy 13 *cough*) The Booklet still feels solid, despite making the air look bulky. Not like some netbooks that feel like you can snap them in half by speaking too loudly. Here’s my hand for scale.

DSC00338It has everything you’d expect from an on-the-go device. A 10.1 in screen with a maximum resolution of 1280×720. 1.3 megapixel camera with integrated microphone, 78-key keyboard, and internal accelerometer. A 16-cell battery gives 12 hours of usage on a single charge. The device will have 3G, WLAN, WWAN, and GPS capability at launch, and the WiFi comes in all three flavors, 802.11 b/g/n.

You have 3 USB 2.0 ports, a SD memory card slot, a combination headphone-out / microphone-in jack, and a hot swappable SIM card slot. Nokia also added an HDMI-out port if you ever find yourself on the road with a flat panel TV.

The Booklet will come in three colors, blue, white and black. Windows 7 is standard, along with a host of Nokia and Microsoft software. All in all, its a very good device. It might be small, but it’s not cramped to the point of being uncomfortable. Boot-up time from a cold start is about a minute, but out of sleep mode only takes a few seconds.

Look for it at any Best Buy location on the AT&T network.