Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Sep 2009 23:10 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Not too long ago the news got out that mobile phone company Nokia was about to enter the netbook market with its Booklet 3G. Specifications were unavailable then, but today at Nokia World '09 the company announced all the details around this slick netbook.
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Mystery
by ThomasFuhringer on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 07:56 UTC
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2007-01-25

The interesting question is why Nokia would decide to enter the Netbook business. Why ship a Windows machine when their grand new strategy is 'Maemo ├╝ber alles'?

Most likely they intend to use it as a vehicle to get their Ovi stuff (and Qt) on people's desktops.

Can't wait to see how that works out.

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RE: Mystery
by B12 Simon on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 12:30 in reply to "Mystery"
B12 Simon Member since:
2006-11-08

Can't wait to see how that works out.


At EUR500+ not well without major subsidies from carriers. Given carriers are already giving away cheaper netbooks with some plans (and that the more-money-than-sense crowd would want an Apple sticker on lid) I don't see the demand for this.

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