AT&T Mobility will sell Nokia's first netbook, the Booklet 3G, for $299.99 when customers sign up for a two-year AT&T mobile data contract. The deal deepens Nokia's relationship with AT&T, one that has been growing steadily over the past several quarters.
The device will cost $599 for customers who do not opt to go with the $60-per-month AT&T plan. The subsidy gives Nokia another chance to offer users a high-end Nokia device at a mainstream market price, and further highlights the trend of placing subsidies on devices beyond cell phones.
The Booklet will be available at all Best Buy locations as well as Best Buy Mobile stores, and Nokia said it should arrive in stores by mid-November. Best Buy will begin taking orders online and in stores Oct. 22.
Nokia unveiled the Booklet 3G in late August after hinting it would be getting into the netbook game. The netbook sports HSPA and WiFi connectivity and features a 10-inch glass HD-ready screen, up to 12 hours of battery life and support for Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system with a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor.
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