The Booklet 3G is an entirely new breed of product for Nokia, and living proof of the rapid product evolution that can occur when you light an innovation-fuelled rocket from rock solid mobile heritage launch pad. This aluminium-clad mini laptop PC brings together the power and functionality of a full-size computer with the intuitive, always-on connectivity of your favourite phone.
What we say
Anywhere high-speed web browsing is made possible thanks to the Booklet’s fast 3G connectivity talents courtesy of a hot-swappable SIM. Weighing just over a kilo and measuring around 2cm thin, it’s light enough to slip into even the most bite-sized briefcase, yet packs enough heavyweight tech muscle to tackle the most strenuous tasks. Packed with premium features, the Nokia Booklet 3G has built-in A-GPS, can access the Nokia Music Store and Nokia’s full array of services, sync using Ovi Suite and boasts a marathon 12-hour battery life. Plus, it comes toting the sparkling new Windows 7 operating system and a substantial 120GB hard drive, enabling you to store stacks of apps, flicks and pics to enjoy on the high definition 10.1-inch display (read the full Booklet 3G spec list here).
Oh, and it makes calls too.
What they say
“I’ve just had my hands on the new Nokia Booklet 3G and I have to say, it’s quite possibly the best device Nokia has ever produced – bar none.”
Mikey Bee, NokNok.tv
If you only do one thing
Take communications to another level with the Booklet 3G. Video calls use the Nokia Booklet 3G’s integrated 1.3MP webcam and HSDPA or Wi-Fi, while the Social Hub gathers your social network feeds and text messages in one spot.
Three things you never knew about aluminium
Atomic number 13 is lucky for some: the Nokia Booklet 3G is crafted from tough, resilient elemental aluminium. Here’s the Conversations low-down on the silvery metal:
Don’t hassle Americans for talking about ‘aluminum’. This is the correct spelling of the name, which only gained a second ‘i’ in England after an influential journal said the original had “a less classical sound.”
Early production of aluminium was a very expensive process, meaning that the metal was reserved for ornamental purposes, such as building the Eros statue in Piccadilly Circus (If the statue had been made of more traditional – and denser – bronze, it would topple under its own weight).
Recycling aluminium uses twenty times less energy than refining it from ore. Europe recycles about nearly half of all drinks cans.