HP Mini 210 Netbook Now Available On Verizon Wireless

The subsidized netbook has been an interesting scenario. Some people enjoy the lower up-front costs and don't mind paying monthly for data services, while other think that these netbooks should be given away for free on a data plan since you can't actually take the data plan from PC to PC.

Whatever your stance, Verizon Wireless has a new option for you to consider, the HP Mini 210-1076NR. The machine has a black crystal color, integrated 3G mobile broadband support, a battery that can last 8.75 hours and a 10.1" LED BrightView Infinity widescreen display. Other specifications include Windows 7 Starter, a 1.66GHz Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive, stereo speakers, HP webcam, a built-in 5-in-1 digital card reader, a VGA output and built-in Wi-Fi.

There's also a Bluetooth module, built-in microphone, a weight of 2.99lbs. and access to HP CloudDrive and QuickSync services. The HP Mini 210-1076NR is available now for $149.99  after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a Mobile Broadband plan, some of which are pre-paid. The details about pricing are below.

Key features and specifications:

Operating system: Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
10.1"-diagonal LED BrightView Infinity widescreen display
Offers an enhanced multimedia experience and makes it easier to access offline content and update files on the go with:
  • HP CloudDrive allows users to access their synchronized content from multiple computers – documents, photos and music – from the cloud without having to store it on a local drive.
  • HP QuickSync software automatically synchronizes files created or edited on the road with a home or business PC over a wireless connection when connected to the same network.
Processor: Intel® Atom™ Processor N450
Processor speed: 1.66 GHz
System memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage hard drive: 250 GB
Stereo speakers
HP Webcam with integrated digital microphone
Integrated 5-in-1 digital media reader
External VGA (15-pin) port
Radio/frequency bands: CDMA/1X/EV-DO Revision A: 800/1900 MHz; UMTS/HSPA: 850/1900/2100 MHz; GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Built-in Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
Bluetooth® capable
Weight: 2.99 lbs.
Dimensions: 10.55"(l) x 6.9"(d) x 0.90"-1.57"(h)

Pricing and availability:

The HP Mini 210-1076NR is available now for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement on a Mobile Broadband plan.  It is available online at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.  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.

Mobile Broadband pricing:

Customers can select from various price plans to connect to Verizon Wireless' Mobile Broadband network, which also gives them access to thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots at no additional charge and allows them to move easily from the nation's most reliable 3G wireless network to those hotspots:
  • $39.99 monthly access for 250 MB monthly allowance and $0.10/MB overage
  • $59.99 monthly access for 5 GB monthly allowance and $0.05/MB overage  
Prepaid Mobile Broadband plans are also available:
  • $15 for 75 MB (one day of use)
  • $30 for 250 MB (one week of use)
  • $50 for 500 MB (one month of use)

GlobalAccess pricing:

Customers traveling abroad can sign up for one of the following GlobalAccess plans:

GlobalAccess Monthly Plan, which starts at $129.99 for monthly access (5 GB allowance for the United States and Canada, $0.05/MB overage) with 100 MB allowance in select destinations ($0.005/KB after allowance).  Customers who require higher usage when traveling abroad can take advantage of the $219.99 monthly access plan that offers 200 MB allowance with the same rates for overage as the $129.99 plan.

GlobalAccess Pay Per Use for occasional use must be purchased with a $59.99 Mobile Broadband service plan in the United States.  The Pay Per Use rate is $0.002/KB in Canada, $0.005/KB in Mexico, and $0.02/KB in more than 200 other destinations.