Nokia and AT&T just announced the official availability of the Booklet 3G, Nokia’s Win7 netbook. It will be available on October 22 for $299 with 2-year contract and $60/month data plan.
The netbook, rumored to hit 12 hours of battery life and has and Intel Atom processor, 120GB HDD, 1GB of RAM, WiFi, HDMI, and 3G. The netbook will be sold by AT&T in Best Buy stores.
There’s honestly not much more to say other than godspeed, Nokia, in this endeavor. These netbooks seems like a nice way to ensure a nice, long revenue stream and, given that the hardware is probably worth about $400, the carrier doesn’t have to eat costs and make it back in the contract with devices like these. The carrier subsidy, it seems, may be dead.
We’ll try to grab some photos and hands-on impressions shortly but what do you think about this odd, out of character move by Nokia?