Two US-based mobile broadband providers are planning to offer the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook at subsidized prices to customers that sign up for an extender service plan. T-Mobile will offer the Mini 10 with an integrated 3G modem for $199 when you sign up for a 2-year contract. The offer will be available starting tomorrow in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Miami.
Meanwhile, Clear will be adding the Dell Mini 10 to its list of netbooks available with an integrated 4G WiMAX modem. Clear will begin offering the Inspiron Mini 10 on April 1st for $250 with the purchase of a service plan.
The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook features a 10.1 inch,. 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, Windows 7 Starter Edition. It normally has a base price of $279 with Windows XP or $299 with Windows 7. But that’s the price for the netbook without a mobile broadband modem.
Clear offers unlimited data plans with download speeds up to 6Mbps, while T-Mobile’s 3G plans are capped at 5GB per month for transfer speeds up to 7.2Mbps (although I’ve never know anyone to actually get speeds that fast).