Forget the long-rumoured Apple iTablet: Nokia has unveiled its first netbook computer today. It’s called the Nokia Booklet 3G, and will go toe-to-toe with Asus’ Eee PC and its many imitators when it’s released in the coming months. Oh, and music is quite an important part of it.The device is a standard netbook, weighing 1.25kg and with a ten-inch screen. It’s powered by an Intel Atom processor, and will offer a choice of HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity, A-GPS for mapping and other location-based services, and promises up to 12 hours of battery life.But the interesting thing from Music Ally’s perspective is the way the Booklet 3G ties in with Nokia’s Ovi services. The Nokia Music Store is specifically mentioned in the launch announcement, so users of the new device should be able to download songs over the air. Of course, it also leaves the way open for a Comes With Music edition of the netbook if Nokia deems it appealing.Nokia’s EVP of devices Kai Oistamo is promising that the Booklet 3G will “make the personal computer more social, more helpful and more personal”. The devil may be in the detail – which will be revealed at the Nokia World conference next week.

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