Video: Ripping apart the Booklet 3G and Putting SSD inside

| January 2, 2011 | 5 Replies

I meant to post about this a couple of days ago but couldn’t post anything during the site move. Just saw it tweeted up by @dailymobile and remembered it.

The Booklet 3G. It’s a pretty awesome little netbook, I mean, mini-laptop. Excellent 12 hour battery life (well) in a very, very compact frame with in built 3G. I really enjoyed using one and it was a great tool during Nokia World as it powered through the day and circumvented the WiFi issues with its 3G. Though for the price and the power inside, it was a little hard to justify it beyond the classy netbook category.


Popular Maemo reviewer zehjotkah, has got one of these booklets and has decided to rip it open and put a SSD into it. These on same platform/specification tests have shown SSDs to boot up faster, open programs faster, perform searches and anti virus scans quicker and generally because of lack of spinning/moving parts are less likely to break and would have longer battery life. I wonder how much more this gives the booklet 3G?

Check it out booting (was there a cut away there?) Ubuntu.


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  • testing2

    now without comment moderatoin for previous comments.

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  • JayMontano

    TEST 2 – So many darn user names

  • Yes, there was a cut, sorry.
    The swap partition on the SSD caused Ubuntu to drop one error message after another at boot resulting in a boot time over one minute.
    Disabling or not creating the swap at all removes the error messages and gives the desired fast boot.
    I will do a video showing how fast the Booklet now boots Ubuntu and loads applications.
    Thanks for posting my video.

  • Doug

    Should have put XP Pro on it.