HP talking to carriers to offer 3G-subsidized netbooks

The HP Mini 1000s have piqued a lot of interest and that interest may ramp up even more if HP’s current discussions with wireless carriers produce fruit.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting that HP is in discussion with US carriers to offer subsized versions of the Mini 1000 netbook with 3G service contracts.  HP told us the Mini 1000 would be 3G-enabled early next year so this fits right in with that.  HP specifically mentioned Verizon and AT&T but of course this is all preliminary.  So think about it.  How much would you pay for a Mini 1000 with a 2-year 3G data contract with one of the carriers?  Remember that the commitment will be around $60 per month on top of the netbook price.  Let us know in the comments how much you’d be wiling to pay.

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