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.