I was searching for mini laptops the other day and found a link to this Nokia booklet 3G so I checked it out and I was in for a big surprise. Being a Nokia fan, I fell in love right away at this lovely mini notebook.

Just released October 9, Booklet 3G will be first available in Germany for O2 customers on October 22. Okay, before we talk about the price let's look at the exciting features of this new Nokia gem.

Nokia Booklet 3G overview

Computing Features

  • Up to 12 hours of usage time
  • Last for a heavy work day
  • Windows 7 and Intel Atom processor
  • Charge it and go – no need to worry about taking your charger with you

Design Features

  • A stylish, premium design with a chassis made from a single piece of machined aluminum
  • 19.9 mm thin
  • Three different colors at launch: black, ice (white) and azure (blue)

Connectivity Capability

  • Inbuilt WLAN and WWAN enable connectivity to the Internet anywhere a WiFi or cellular network connection is found
  • 3G/ HSPA with hot swappable simcard

Syncing !

  • Integrated Ovi Suite enables easy sync of calendar contacts, media with your device and the cloud

Integrated Nokia services

  • Ovi Suite 2.0
  • Nokia Music for PC
  • Ovi Maps
  • Social Hub – keeps track of your social software feeds in one spot and serves as a SMS sender
  • Nokia software updater

Nokia Booklet 3G full specification

  • Weight (max) 1250 g
  • Dimensions (max) 264 x 185 x 19.9 mm

CPU and Chipset

  • Intel Atom Z530, 1.6 GHz
  • Intel Poulsbo US15W, fanless design

Memory and Storage

  • RAM: 1 GB, DDR2, 533 Mhz, soldered down
  • HDD: 120 GB, 1.8”/5mmH/SATA, 8 MB cache, 4200 RPM


  • 10.1”, 1280×720 pixels, glass window


  • 16 cell, 56.8 Wh, Li-Ion prismatic, removable design


  • 802.11 b/g/n, 2T2R
  • BT 2.1 + EDR
  • Inbuilt 3G modem (data calls only). Different variants: WCDMA: 850/1900/2100 or WCDMA 900/2100 or no modem.
  • All modem variants have GSM and GPRS
  • Assisted-GPS

I/O ports

  • 1 x HDMI 1.2 out
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x headphone out (OMTP 3.5 mm) – with OMTP headsets also functions as audio in
  • 1 x DC-in
  • 1 x SD card reader
  • 1 x SIM / USIM slot

Camera and microphone

  • 1.3 MP front facing camera with integrated microphone


  • Frame keyboard
  • 2 physical layouts: US (78 keys, 17 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke) and UK (79 keys, 16.7 mm pitch, 1.8 mm stroke)


  • Accelerometer

Inbox contents

  • Nokia Booklet 3G
  • BC-1S battery
  • AC/DC power adapter
  • Quick setup guide and warranty instructions
  • Headset WH-205
  • USB charging multi-cable CA-126


  • Operating System: Windows 7 Starter Edition, Home Premium or Professional
  • MS Office Small Business 60 day trial
  • MS Internet Explorer 8
  • HDD protection utility, Hotkey utility , Knock Control utility, Power Profile Switcher, Battery Life utility
  • Nokia Update Manager
  • Ovi Suite
  • Ovi Maps Gadget
  • Social Hub
  • F-Secure Internet Security 2010 trial

The most wonderful Filipino word,--at least for me--Bayanihan, literally means carrying a house to a new place by a group of people usually a community. I think wikipedia has a better definition. Anyway, one of my most precious memories of childhood was witnessing one exactly like in the photo. Even in my childish thought I took delight in seeing the spirit of unity in lending a hand.

Obviously, Bayanihan also means voluntarily helping together by the whole community, town, or country. This is what the Philippines need now. With all the calamities here and there, the Filipinos should work hand in hand to help the less fortunate kababayans. This is the time to set aside selfish interest and instead reach out to those who are in dire need.

The world may be pouring in financial aids and food and support but I believe that the most important thing for Filipinos is to do Bayanihan. Starting from the president down to the lowest part of the community, everyone has got to help.
The bus I took this morning was friggin cold. I wondered why the driver didn't turn on the heating. It felt like zero degree although it was 5. But the drop in the temperature is such an unwelcome event for me.

When I got off the bus I was gritting my teeth with the slight freezing wind. I wished I had put on more underpants. Thanks to my leg warmers and the boots the lower part of my legs were warm enough. I was in this stream of thought when a biker passed bye and the rider was only wearing short pants. If my jaw was not tightly screwed it would have dropped to the ground. I was going to get bothered at his display of arrogance (IMBO)* but then I quickly deliberated with self that maybe he was feeling warm enough because he was exerting energy pedalling and heaven knows how far he has come to get to work.

This year we're so lucky here in the UK to have one of the rarest long summers. Well it's not really a good thing for every single person as I'm sure the farmers didn't like the dry weather. In fact even our vegetables in the allotment have suffered from this year's dry spell.

I really wished it would be like summer all year long but that's impossible. But at least this year it lingered on a bit.

As the winter months take over getting up early in the morning is becoming a drag for me. Take note, it's just the beginning. We don't even have frost yet. I wish I could get to work later but I think it's better to rise up early and finish early.

*In my bigoted opinion