Rogers Introduces Netbook With Embedded 3G Wireless

Wow. Two major announcements in two days. Rogers is on some sort of roll. A day after announcing a 50 Mbps tier for their high speed Internet service, Rogers has announced that they’ll start selling HP Netbooks with embedded 3G wireless:

The HP Mini 110 netbooks now available include embedded mobile broadband technology to connect to the Web over Rogers 3.5G wireless network across Canada – three times faster than any other – offering customers the freedom to choose when and where they enjoy a true broadband Internet experience. With download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps, Rogers mobile Internet ready netbooks deliver the ultimate convenience and productivity for work or play online with just a few clicks – no need to search for WiFi or wired access.

This Netbook features a 10″ screen, an Intel Atom processor, up to 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and a keyboard that is 92 percent the size of a standard laptop keyboard. It’s going to be $299 at Future Shop and Best Buy stores across Canada with a two year data plan. Points to Rogers for finally getting a clue making it a two year commitment rather than three years. One can hope that Rogers makes this standard across their entire product lineup. If they’re smart they would. But this is Rogers we’re talking about, so who knows? Data plans start at $25 a month for 500MB, but you’ll really need to get more than that as you will burn through 500MB quickly and then Rogers gets to nail you with extra fees.

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