Nokia said that Best Buy will sell its first netbook for $ 299 per month to AT&T customers who sign up for the $ 60 / month mobile service and sell it independently for $ 599..
Best Buy is the only dealer in the US to sell Nokia's Booklet 3G netbooks during the upcoming shopping season. The company said that the mini laptop will cost $ 599 for customers who do not choose to use AT & T's wireless telecommunications network service and can connect to the Web via Wi-Fi (an internal wireless technology. short range).
Consumers in the US will be able to order the Booklet on October 22, which is also the official launch date for Windows 7. The OS will be installed on the Booklet and the product will be available at the stores. Best Buy products from November 15 to.
Nokia has outnumbered Apple and Dell in the mobile market and now the world's No. 1 mobile phone maker - Nokia is encroaching on the computer market, especially the fertile netbook segment. The plan to launch this netbook was announced by the company early last month.
Currently, analysts say that Nokia's devices cost twice as much as other netbook competitors, but they can appeal to consumers looking for products with longer battery life.
Nokia claims that when netbooks are fully charged, they can operate continuously for 12 hours while the battery life of today's netbooks is only about 4 hours on average. Users will pay a lot more, but they'll have a longer battery pack and a sleek design.
As for AT&T, Glenn Lurie, a representative in charge of emerging devices of this company, said that he hopes the battery life of this netbook will stimulate consumer purchasing power as well as help it sell products. .
Best Buy's Chief Marketing Officer, Barry Judge, says longer battery life, high-quality screen resolution and more memory will help return netbook buyers. Especially when consumers start to spend money back on items like electronics.