Verizon Wireless Rumored To Begin Selling Netbooks This Year

Posted Mar 28, 2009

Verizon Wireless will begin selling netbooks as early as next quarter according to a Bloomberg report.  This strategic move is a direct challenge to AT&T who currently has plans to sell netbooks on the cheap with new account activations.

Verizon is working with several PC makers and the plan is still in progress.  AT&T and RadioShack have an agreement in place where the electronics retail company sells netbooks that run on the telecommunication company’s 3G network.

The Verizon-branded netbooks would sell in the company’s retail stores initially.  Verizon would later partner with other retail companies.  AT&T sells primarily Acer netbooks.  Verizon would sell the netbooks for about $100 and subsidize the rest of the cost.

[via Bloomberg]