updated 03:50 pm EDT, Fri October 2, 2009
Nokia Booklet 3G to cost $600 at Best Buy?
A leaked image of a Best Buy inventory screen reveals pricing for its exclusive deal for the Nokia Booklet 3G. The netbook will apparently be priced at $600 when it arrives at the electronics retailer, but possibly without subsidies from wireless providers. While a launch date is still unknown, the presence of the device in Best Buy's inventory indicates it should be out soon.
The 10.1-inch Booklet 3G will ship with Windows 7 preloaded on its 120GB hard drive, have a 1280x720 resolution screen and a 1.6GHz Atom CPU along with 1GB of RAM. There is a SIM card slot for data network access along with Wi-Fi. There is also an HDMI output, and Nokia claims the system's standout feature is a very long 16-hour battery life.
Subsidized pricing is expected to fall below $500, and more than one subsidized price should be offered depending on the kind and length of data contract buyers choose. AT&T is the most likely carrier but hasn't been confirmed, independently or otherwise. [via PhoneArena]