AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have all begun selling netbooks over the past year or two. Typically you can pick up a netbook with a 3G modem at a subsidized price from one of these carriers when you sign up for a long term service plan. Wireless carrier T-Mobile offers a range of 3G capable smartphones and USB modems for laptops, but right now you can’t actually buy a netbook from the company. But TmoNews reports that may soon change.
According to TmoNews, T-Mobile is preparing to offer the latest version of the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook. This model has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU, 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. It’s not clear whether the T-Mobile version will ship with a 3 or 6 cell battery, but if the rumor’s true, this model will likely also come with a 3G plan.
T-Mobile currently offers a webConnect 5GB/month Data plan for $59.99 for customers that pick up a T-Mobile webConnect USB Laptop Stick. There’s also a cheaper, $29.99/month plan, but you only get 200MB of data transfer for that price.