March 29, 2009 at 5:06 pm
Verizon recently confirmed that it will start to sell subsidised netbooks, the main question that is now on everyone’s lips is which netbook(s) will it stock? We yesterday hypothesised that it could be the HP Mini 1000 and that rumour is now gaining ground.
BoyGeniusReport received an approved device list from one of its sources that seems to confirm that the netbook it has chosen does indeed seem to be the HP Mini 1000. More specifically, it will stock the 1151NR variant of the Mini 1000. This model has a 10.1-inch (1024 x 576) display and is powered by a 1.6GHz Atom N270 CPU, 1GB RAM and 80GB hard drive. It comes with a 3-cell battery and weighs 1.1kg (2.45lbs). The 1151NR is found in HP’s business line, so the likelihood is that it may be offering the deal to business customers as well.
The netbook was approved by Verizon Wireless on March 24th. No release date or pricing has been confirmed thus far, although a $99 upfront cost with a two-year contract has been muted. A larger picture of the supposed evidence has been attached after the break.