RadioShack sells $99 Netbook with 2-year AT&T contract

Retailer applies cell phone business model to Netbooks, offering Acer Aspire One Netbook with an AT&T DataConnect mobile broadband service agreement.

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RadioShack is selling an Acer Aspire One 3G Netbook for $99, with a two-year AT&T DataConnect contract.

The Acer Aspire One grabbed 38.3 percent of Netbook market share in the third quarter, propelling it past industry pioneer Asus and its Eee PC 4G .

Acer's Aspire One normally sells for about $300.

The RadioShack-AT&T offer, as previously reported , is valid through December 24. The 2.44-pound, 9.8-inch by 6.7-inch Netbook includes:

• Built-in 3G capability
• 802.11b/g wireless (Wi-Fi)
• 8.9-inch LCD screen
• Built-in Webcam
• Intel Atom processor
• Windows XP Home
• 1GB memory
• 160GB hard drive
• Built-in memory card readers (dedicated SD and 5-in-1)

Other players in the Netbook market include Hewlett-Packard and Dell.

 

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