Exclusive: Nokia Booklet 3G hands on

This afternoon, I attended an exclusive hands on preview of the Nokia Booklet 3G premium netbook mini-laptop here in San Francisco…

I’ve been wanting to play with the Booklet 3G since it was announced at Nokia World, and after using it a little today, I’m suitably impressed!

Take a look at my pictures, and jump to my video and first impressions after the break.

What’s hot:
– Gorgeous design & solid build
– Light & thin aluminum “unibody” (19.9 mm/0.78″)
– Spacious 10″ glass display (1280×720 pixels)
– Built-in 3G & GPS (hot-swappable SIM)
– Bluetooth 2.1 & WiFi b/g/n (2.4 GHz)
– Battery lasts 12 hours
– Fan-less cooling
– Excellent keyboard
– Decent trackpad (2-finger scrolling)
HDMI output, audio connector (in/out), & 3 USB ports
– SDHC card slot, webcam (1.3 MP), & accelerometer
– Lid opens almost flat

What’s not:
– Atom Z530 CPU & GMA 500 GPU (1.6 GHz)
– Only 1 GB RAM (soldered on motherboard)
– Lack of storage options (120 GB hard drive)
– No 5 GHz WiFi a/n

Pricing is $599 (unlocked, hopefully) or $299 on contract (locked to AT&T), and availability is October 22 – I think that’s too expensive (especially the subsidized cost).

I hope to have a review unit soon, so stay tuned :)

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