The device, called Booklet, runs on the new Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 7 operating system and Intel's (INTC) stripped-down Atom chip. The slim metal body appears to some a close approximation of Apple's (AAPL) MacBook and boasts a 12-hour battery time. The Booklet includes GPS and WiFi and 3G wireless, which is expected to be sold through a telco partner like AT&T (T), though no carrier has been named yet.
Nokia is expected to unveil the Booklet at a media event in New York Tuesday.
For Nokia, netbooks represent a bold if not late strategy to claw back some of the business it has been losing in the smartphone market to Apple and Research In Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry. The Booklet is the first of a range of mobile computing devices Nokia is expected to have this year and later next year. This summer, Nokia introduced a handheld mobile computer that uses a Linux-based Maemo operating software.
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