Nokia eyes PC sector foray with first netbook


“We are fully aware what has the margin level been in the PC world. We have gone into this with our eyes wide open,” Kai Oistamo, head of Nokia’s key phone unit, told Reuters.

Its first netbook, the Nokia Booklet 3G, will use Microsoft’s Windows software and Intel’s Atom processor — offering up to 12 hours of battery life, and weighing 1.25 kilograms.

Nokia said it would unveil detailed specifications, market availability and pricing of the device on Sept ember 2.

A source close to Nokia said the new netbook would use the upcoming Windows 7 operating system.

Microsoft says a stripped-down version of Windows 7 will be introduced soon.

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