Verizon has just released its subsidized HP Mini netbook, featuring international data access.
It has all sorts of new connectivity tricks in store, including “Qualcomm’s GOBI tri-mode EVDO/UMTS/GSM/EDGE 3G modem with dual-band EVDO Rev. A, quadband GSM/EDGE and triband HSPA access with US 3G support.”
Furthermore, the new Verizon HP Mini has a generally standard setup – the 1.6 GHz Atom N270, 1 GB RAM with a 2 GB option, and a 10.1-inch display. The 80 GB hard drive is a pain, but with Windows XP, a 1.3 megapixel webcam, and exceptionally low prices it’s hard to complain.
What exactly are those prices? Take a look:
“The HP Mini 1151NR is $519.99 Month-to Month, $349.99 on a 1 year agreement and $249.99 on a 2 year agreement before a $50 instant rebate bringing the totals to $299.99 and $199.99 after selecting either the $40/month or the $60/month data plans which are set at 250 MB and 5 GB monthly access respectively.”
Sounds good so far. Check back soon more on the Verizon notebook, or check out some of our archives on other netbook mobile broadband plans.