After weeks of speculation and leaked documents, Verizon has confirmed plans to begin selling the HP Mini 1000 this weekend. Starting on May 17th, Verizon customers will be able to pick up an HP netbook for $199.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate when they sign up for a 2 year 3G plan with Verizon. Plans start at $39.99/month, but you only get to transfer 250MB/month with that plan. If you’re serious about wireless broadband, you’ll probably want to pay $59.99/month for the 5GB data plan.
Of course, if you don’t need the mobile broadband access, you can save a lot of money over the course of a two year plan by just paying full price for the HP Mini 1000 now instead of paying $1640 over the course of two years.
You can find more details about the netbook and the service contracts at SlashGear.