Sprint announced the launch of their first subsidized netbook product, the Dell™ Inspiron™ Mini 10. Sprint is selling the new netbook for $199 in limited locations (for now), with a $100 mail-in rebate. The promotion also requires a two year Sprint 3G subscription of at least $59.99/month.
The netbook has EVDO Rev. A embedded into it, offering Sprint 3G coverage with “average upload speeds of 350-500 kbps and download speeds of between 600 kbps and 1.4 mbps.” Other features of the netbook include an Intel® Atom Processor® Z520, Microsoft Windows® Home XP SP3 Edition, a built-in 1.3MP webcam, 160 GB Hard Drive, Integrated Intel® 500 Media Accelerator Graphics, 5-in-1 media reader, Bluetooth® technology and Wi-Fi 802.11g.
Sprint joins AT&T and Verizon, both of whom have long since launched netbook promotions. The netbook promotion practice has also extended to landline campaigns with Verizon offering one with some FiOS promotions and Comcast also offering one (with a little controversy).