Verizon to Offer HP Mini 1000 with Mobile Broadband

HP Mini 1000 Boy Genius Report has information and a screen capture purporting to show that Verizon will be offering the HP Mini 1000 netbook with mobile broadband/data plans.

Earlier this week, Verizon confirmed that they would be selling a netbook through corporate Verizon stores sometime in the second quarter (starting possibly in April).

If the information is correct, this would follow potential plans by AT&T’s to offer the HP Mini 1000 and other netbooks at subsidized prices with data plans. AT&T already offers a plan with the 8.9″ Acer Aspire One through Radio Shack.

– HP Mini 1151NR aka NM123UA#ABA
– Intel Atom 1.6GHz N270
– 4200rpm 80GB HDD (probably 1.8″)
– 10.1″ 1024×576 display
– 802.11b/g Wireless
– Bluetooth
– 3-cell Lithium-Ion Polymer Battery

Verizon already has a working relationship with HP/Compaq – HP ultraportables/laptops such as the Pavilion TouchSmart TX2/TX2Z have optional Verizon wireless mobile broadband/data plans.

Boy Genius Report
via CrunchGear
Also: Reuters