Nokia Enters Laptop Market
Nokia today announced the Booklet 3G, a mini-laptop PC running Windows. The Booklet features integrated 3G HSPA data connectivity, video calling, A-GPS, and Ovi services. Other features are similar to most netbooks, including Wi-Fi, 10-inch display, HDMI for HD video out, Bluetooth, and an SD card reader. The device weighs 2.75 pounds and is 0.78-inch thick. Using an Atom processor, Nokia claims the Booklet will last up to 12 hours on one battery charge. Nokia will announce availability and pricing on September 2.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
LG's X Power 2 Packs a 4,500mAh Battery
LG today announced the X power2, a follow up to last year's bountiful, battery-boasting handset. The X power2 features an embedded 4,500mAh battery that LG says delivers 15 hours of video playback, 14 hours of real-time navigations, or 18 hours of web surfing.
Asus PadFone X Mini Arrives on GoPhone with Intel Inside
AT&T today announced the pending availability of the Asus PadFone X Mini — a smaller version of Asus' smartphone-and-tablet combo device. The PadFone X Mini features a 4.5-inch smartphone that transforms into a 7-inch tablet with a dock.
Microsoft Debuts Entry-Level Nokia 130 Handset
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 130, a simple, inexpensive handset meant for first-timers and emerging markets. The candybar-style phone runs the Series 30 platform and includes a 1.8-inch screen, stereo headphone jack, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for memory cards up to 32GB.
12hrs battery life, ?REALLY?
I find this 12hr battery life very, very ?questionable?
It's "up to" 12 hours... very key phrase, there.
And of course the article didn't bother to say if the 3G is tri-band, or E...
But ... WINDOWS???? F that.