Sprint may not be the only US wireless carrier to add a low cost mini-laptop to its 3G lineup this week. Phone Arena is reporting that Verizon may soon begin offering the Sony Vaio P. What’s more exciting is that the mini-laptop could be available for as little as $299.99 when you sign up for a long term wireless broadband contract. While that would make the Sony Vaio P one of the most expensive mini-laptops to be subsidized by the wireless industry, it would be competitive with the Nokia Booklet 3G. More importantly, it would knock  about $500 off the list price of the Vaio P without a subsidy.

The model that Verizon is rumored to carry will have an 8 inch, 1600 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, and 160GB hard drive and it will run Windows 7 Home Premium. There’s no word on the processor, but the Sony Vaio P line typically uses the Atom Z5xx series.

There’s no word on a release date, or if this is even real. But Phone Arena does have a screengrab of what appears to be the Sony Vaio P on the Verizon wireless order page. If the computer was available previously, it’s been pulled down now. But Phone Arena reports that Verizon may have more details later this week.

via CrunchGear

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3 replies on “Rumor: Verizon to offer Sony Vaio P for $300 with contract”

  1. [Slow sarcastic clap] Well, Sony figured out how to sell their overpriced net device or even more! Now it costs 3x as much! Yippy! I mean you have to hand it to them, the Vaio P sold very well from what I have heard, and now it is likley going to get another sales bump. Clap clap clap.

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