A few days ago an ad leaked out suggesting that Radio Shack and AT&T would soon be offering a subsidized Acer Aspire One netbook for just $99.99 when you sign up for a 2 year service plan. Now the two companies have gone and made it official.
While Dell and HP both offer customers the option of configuring netbooks with a 3G broadband modem, you have to pay extra for that option and sign up for a service plan to activate your wireless service. But Acer, AT&T and Radio Shack are the first companies to offer a subsidized netbook in the US.
Keep in mind, AT&T will charge you $60 per month for broadband wireless service, which means this $100 laptop will actually cost you more than $1500 over the course of two years. The Radio Shack offer is good from December 14th through December 24th, and includes a black Aspire One model with a 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, Windows XP, and a built in 3G modem.
You can read more about the Acer Aspire One in the Liliputing Product Database.