A couple of days ago Nokia unveiled its first netbook called Booklet 3G. Although the company repeatedly said it won’t release a netbook, this was only a lie and just another marketing strategy or whatever. The rumors about other Nokia devices have already surface and according to some sources from Taiwan, the Finnish-based company will release an ARM-powered smartbook sometime next year.
The Booklet 3G will not be the only one, and the Taiwan sources claim that Nokia will place the ODM orders in the following weeks. Nokia will collaborate with Compal Electronics or Foxconn Electronics, however, it is thought that Compal will deliver the smartbook as it has also produced the goods for the Booklet 3G.
Nokia’s Booklet 3G will become available in early-2010 and it will feature 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, AGPS, and Windows 7. It’s clear that the other smartbook which will be released in mid-2010 will not feature Windows 7 as ARM processor do not support Windows therefore it will likely be based on the Maemo 5 platform.
The sources are confident that the following Nokia smartbook will also feature the Nokia Ovi services just like the Booklet 3G hence users will have access to the Ovi Maps, Ovi Suite, and Ovi Music Store.
These rumors will most likely be denied by Nokia, but now we don’t expect anything else from them. Let’s see what happens at the Nokia World event, and we will return with more information next week.
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