Everyone, you can breath easy, the Nokia Booklet 3G is here. It’s got an Intel Atom, 120GB HDD, 1GB of RAM, WiFi, HDMI, and 3G. So why the hell does it cost so much? Nokia has set the price of the 3G model – is there a non-3G model? – at 600 Euros, which is roughly $853 USD. That’s a lot for a netbook. Especially for one that’s basically a cloned version of the Acer Aspire One 3G 10.1-inch. Even the official promo video doesn’t present a strong case of what sets this netbook apart.
Sure, the Nokia is a tad better looking and is loaded with some special software from Nokia, but one of two things better happen. Either the price needs to be adjusted for different markets or it will have to be subsidized heavy from wireless providers. Nokia does have legions of die hard fanboys, but only a few will likely drink the kool-aid at that price.