Nov 3 2008
Would you buy a $99 netbook with a 2 year data plan? The Wall Street Journal reports that computer companies thin you will. HP is negotiating with broadband carriers to work out a deal much like a cell phone purchase which underwrites the cost of a cell phone with a 2 year committment. In this case, of course, your mini computer like the Dell Mini 9 or the HP 2133 Mini Note or the Asus Eee PC would come equipped with broadband and a 2 year customer agreement.