Nokia announced on Monday that it is expanding beyond the cellphone and handheld computer market by launching its first notebook PC called the Nokia Booklet 3G. This is a head-scratching move by Nokia and most tech journalists are already panning the idea.
However, as I mentioned to Randall Bennett on TechVi (watch video clip below), Nokia is an excellent hardware maker and this could turn out to be one of the best Windows 7 netbooks or mini-notebooks on the market.
- Nokia debuts Booklet 3G netbook, 12-hour battery; would you buy? (ZDNet)
- Nokia Booklet 3G promo video (Nokia; YouTube)
- Why Nokia's service efforts have fallen flat (GigaOm)
And, see our photo gallery of the Nokia Booklet 3G:
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Jason Hiner is Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.