updated 09:00 am EDT, Fri July 10, 2009
Rogers HP Mini 110 with 3G
Rogers today became the first Canadian cell carrier with a subsidized 3G netbook. Its version of the HP Mini 110 has a built-in 7.2Mbps HSPA modem that connects to the provider's network but is is otherwise close to the factory version of the regular netbook, which has the by now ubiquitous 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 160GB hard drive and Windows XP Home install common to most mini notebooks. No custom software has been added.
The netbook is normally on sale by itself at Best Buy and Future Shop for $450 but drops to $300 when paired with a two-year data plan. Rogers' rates start from $32 per month for 500MB after factoring in an access fee and scale up to as much as $87 per month for 5GB.