Nokia heads to netbook market with Booklet 3G

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In an effort to increase revenue during these hard times (… and drink), Nokia has now announced that it will bring its “rich mobility heritage and knowledge” to the world that is foreign territory to them, the netbook market – with the Finnish company announcing its brand new product, the Nokia Booklet 3G.

Images and more details are after the jump.

Using the Atom processor, it will have 12 hours of battery life, and will be encased in an ultra-portable aluminium chassis. The netbook is light and thin, weighing only 1.25 kilograms and being slightly more than two centimetres thin. It will also incorporate 3G and Wi-Fi, like several of its smartphones, giving consumers access to the Internet in different ways, and carriers to sell the product with their 3G plans.

Also included is integration with its Ovi services, including its Ovi Maps gadget using A-GPS (also integrated); Bluetooth; an SD card reader; a HDMI port for HD video out; a 10-inch glass monitor, ready for HD; and a camera above the monitor for “video calling”.

“We are in the business of connecting people and the Nokia Booklet 3G is a natural evolution for us,” Executive Vice President for Devices, Kai Oistamo, said. “Nokia has a long and rich heritage in mobility and with the outstanding battery life, premium design and all day, always on connectivity, we will create something quite compelling.”

“In doing so we will make the personal computer more social, more helpful and more personal.”

This new move is a response to its slumping market share and profits, being beaten by both Apple and BlackBerry maker Research in Motion; and to its detractors that said it has not been close in releasing a handset with the same, or better, capabilities of the iPhone.

Any other details, including more detailed specifications, market availability and pricing, will be announced on September 2, according its press release, at Nokia World.