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.

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2 replies on “Rumor: T-Mobile to offer subsidized, 3G capable Dell Mini 10”

  1. Years ago no one made you have a one year or two contract. Now they know once they have locked in ,the level of service does not matter.
    I have been through this 4 or 5 times in the last 7 years.
    One cell phone company reaction when I said it wasn’t working as claimed”it’s not guaranteed” but they still make you pay.
    I have finally got rid of all my contracts and NEVER again will I go that route. There are other options. This is the future model of many business and they only work if you allow them to. If people stop buying into these contracts they will be forced to change.
    But they know people will do about anything to get there hands on the latest and greatest, even if it doesn’t work right.
    Is it really worth it?

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