Verizon to Launch HP Mini Netbook with EV-DO on May 17th

ImageVerizon is set to launch its first subsidized netbook on May 17th, the same day as the release of the Novatel MiFi across all sales channels.

The HP Mini 1151NR will be offered for $199.99 after new 2 year agreement and rebates after selecting either the $40/month or the $60/month data plans which are set at 250 MB and 5 GB monthly access respectively.

This will make Verizon the second US carrier to adopt the Eurpoean and Asian model of subsidizing computer hardware with 3G access on contract, following AT&T.

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