Sprint Offers $1 Netbook – No Joke
Best Buy announced something pretty impressive today: you can purchase a brand new Compaq netbook for $0.99 with a two -year contract with Sprint.
As we’ve discussed before on PC Authorities, there’s always a catch – the two year mobile contract that you will have to pay ($60.00/month for unlimited service) in order to use your netbook and go online. But netbooks are the rage and the Compaq Mini 110c-1040DX is no wimpy PC.
JK On the Run describes the netbook: “The Compaq 1040DX is basically a rebadge of HP’s Mini and offers the same specs: 10.1? display with 1024 x 576 resolution, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, three-cell battery, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. Although I use too many devices to be locked into an embedded 3G solution, the deal might appeal to some.”
AT&T and Verizon offer the same netbook but for $199 which is causing wide speculation that these two carries will have no choice to follow Sprint’s path.