It will retail for $299 on a 2-year contract with a $60/month data plan. Outright purchase of the Nokia-branded netbook is pegged at a whopping $599. With A-GPS, Ovi maps, and a hot-swappable SIM card slot on-board, the Nokia Booklet 3G is indeed an ideal device to be offered up by carriers. We’re not too sure though if it merits the steep price tag, but we’ll see how the market reacts to this. The full press release can be found here.
The Nokia Booklet 3G will be launched on October 22nd alongside Windows 7, its OS. Interested buyers can begin placing their pre-orders on that day with the first batch of netbooks expected to arrive in mid-November. We’re not sure if it will cross the northern border and become available in Canada as well. However, given that Rogers has offered up netbooks before in the form of the HP Mini 110, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Canadian carrier do it again with the Nokia Booklet 3G.