With Best Buy confirming exclusive retail rights to the 10-inch netbook with built-in 3G and GPS, are all hopes gone of seeing its estimated $800 price subsidized by a wireless carrier?
Nokia has had trouble getting some phones subsidized by U.S. carriers in the past, so I'm a little concerned here. Because ridiculous price aside, the Booklet 3G has some kick-ass specs: Windows 7, 1280 by 720 (720p) screen, built-in accelerometer, SIM card slot and integrated OVi maps, claimed 16-hour battery life, and HDMI.
Other essentials include 802.11n Wi-Fi, 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, 120GB hard disk and 1GB RAM—there's no Nvidia Ion love.
If you prefer not to deal with the Geek Squad, Nokia will still be selling the Booklet 3G online. But neither company has coughed up any more info on when it will be available (possibly October 22), or how much it will cost. In Europe, it's €575 ($810) before-subsidies. We'll have to wait and see. [Phone Scoop via Electronista]