Verizon and Gateway announced today that the Gateway LT2016u netbook now comes with Verizon Wireless' Mobile Broadband service built into the device. More info from today's announcement:
With Mobile Broadband, Verizon Wireless customers can stay in touch and remain productive in more places using Verizon Wireless EV-DO network. Available Oct. 4, the Gateway LT2016u provides continuous access to the Internet so Verizon Wireless customers can check e-mail, update their social networking sites and blogs, browse Web sites, and post video to the Web using the integrated webcam.
Available color: Chassis color is Night Sky Black
? 10.1-inch high-definition WSVGA LED backlit display that is large enough to easily view multiple windows and Web sites ? Comfortable to hold and easy to transport, the Gateway LT2016u fits neatly into a purse or backpack and is fashionable with its modern silver trim accents ? Comes with an extended 6-cell battery that provides battery life of up to six hours ? Uses the Intel Atom N270 processor that promotes power efficiency to deliver excellent mobile performance and wireless connectivity on the go ? Well-equipped with a full 1 GB of memory, 160 GB of hard drive space, and a digital media card reader
Key specifications: ? 10.1-inch SD 1024 x 600 resolution TFT LCD ? Intel Atom N270 processor (1.60 GHz, 512 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB) ? 1 GB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM ? 160 GB hard disk drive ? Multi-in-one card reader: SD, MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick, MS Pro, and XD ? Optimized Dolby Headphone technology and two built-in stereo speakers ? Built-in digital microphone ? Integrated 0.3 megapixel webcam ? Wireless broadband connectivity: 3G ? Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g ? Ports: USB 2.0, headphone out, microphone in, Ethernet, and VGA ? Dimension/Weight: 10.17? (l) x 7.24? (d) x 1.03? (h); 2.95 lbs. ? 6-cell battery ? Windows XP Home Edition
Price and availability:
? The Gateway LT2016u will be available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning Oct. 4 for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.
? Customers can select from various price plans for Mobile Broadband access: o $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and 10 cents per megabyte overage o $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and 5 cents per megabyte overage
? For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com