In a stunning display of “out-of-touchness,” Nokia today unveiled something they call the “Booklet 3G” which is powered by an Intel Atom processor housed inside what looks like silver-colored plastic. It could be aluminum, we guess, but beyond wondering who knows, seriously, who cares?
Who designed this thing, Jeff Hawkins?
Promising “up to 12 hours of battery life,” Nokia’s new “Booklet 3G” weighs 1.25 kilograms, measures slightly more than two centimeters thick, and includes 3G/ HSPA and Wi-Fi along with Nokia’s suite of Ovi services including access and playback of music tracks through the Nokia Music Store and using Ovi Suite to sync with Nokia smartphones. Ooh.
The thing also comes with an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera “for video calling,” integrated Bluetooth and an SD card reader. The device also has a 10-inch glass “HD-ready display,” integrated A-GPS, and, of course, two space-wasting mechanical buttons under its trackpad.
Further information, including detailed specifications, market availability and pricing, to be announced at Nokia World on September 2.
And, oh yeah, it runs Windows. Yes, Windows. What flavor is anybody’s guess for now.
Nokia’s official press release is here.
MacDailyNews Take: Foleo-rific! If laughter is the best medicine, then today, thanks to Nokia, Steve Jobs must be feeling mighty fine.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]