IoT
IoT
Mobile
Commentary
3/29/2009
09:16 PM
Eric Ogren
Eric Ogren
Commentary
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Core System Testing: How to Achieve Success
Oct 06, 2016
Property and Casualty Insurers have been investing in modernizing their core systems to provide fl ...Read More>>

Verizon Wireless Rep: 'Yep, Netbooks On The Way'

After a report suggested that Verizon Wireless would begin selling netbooks, a Verizon Wireless representative has confirmed the company's plans.

After a report suggested that Verizon Wireless would begin selling netbooks, a Verizon Wireless representative has confirmed the company's plans.Last week, Reuters reported that it believed Verizon Wireless was prepared to begin offering netbooks for a subsidized price. It turns out, they were correct.

Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenda Raney confirmed that Verizon Wireless plans to sell netbooks by the end of the second quarter, meaning before the end of June. She said that Verizon is looking at devices from a handful of different manufacturers, but wouldn't say which ones.

Verizon competitor AT&T already offers a netbook in a partnership with RadioShack. The $99 device requires a two-year contract, which costs $60 per month for 5GB of wireless broadband data. Any such deal from Verizon would likely be similar to AT&T's.

Rumors have suggested that Verizon is evaluating devices from HP and Dell, with one report all-but-confirming that the HM Mini 1000 will be the first device.

For the record, all Verizon has confirmed is that it does indeed plan to sell a netbook within the next three months. It confirmed no other details, such as price points, data fees or other information.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Threaded  |  Newest First  |  Oldest First
InformationWeek Elite 100
InformationWeek Elite 100
Our data shows these innovators using digital technology in two key areas: providing better products and cutting costs. Almost half of them expect to introduce a new IT-led product this year, and 46% are using technology to make business processes more efficient.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial Services
IT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.