AT&T Unwraps New Suite of 3G Mobile Broadband Netbooks for Holiday Season
$199 Pricing After Rebate Online and in AT&T Stores Nationwide; AT&T Mobile Broadband Data Plan Drops to $35/Month;
Devices Feature New Windows 7 Operating System
DALLAS, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As gift givers make their lists and check them twice, AT&T* is stocking its shelves with the latest in ultra-portable, ultra-connected devices - two new netbooks that feature built-in access to the nation's fastest 3G network and the largest Wi-Fi network in the U.S., and include the new Microsoft Windows® 7 operating system.
AT&T* today announced its holiday lineup of mobile broadband-enabled netbooks will be available in stores and online at www.att.com/netbooks later this month. The new devices include the Samsung Go(TM) Netbook and Acer Aspire One, both equipped with Windows 7 Starter from Microsoft, and available for $199 after mail-in rebate via an AT&T Promotion Card and a two-year data service contract.
The netbooks feature 10-inch screens and weigh less than 3 pounds, easily fitting into backpacks, purses and briefcases. The netbook pricing requires the purchase of a new two-year AT&T DataConnect plan - including a 200MB plan option for a newly reduced price of $35 per month or a 5GB plan for $60 per month. AT&T DataConnect plans offer consumer and small business subscribers access to the nation's fastest 3G network, along with free use of AT&T Wi-Fi service, featuring more than 20,000 hot spots nationwide.
"Demand for netbooks remains strong among consumers, small business customers and those who desire constant access to the Internet while on the go," said David Haight, vice president, product development, AT&T emerging devices. "Paired with the nation's fastest 3G network, AT&T Wi-Fi service, and now the value and ease of use of Windows 7, these devices will make very attractive and affordable gifts this holiday season."
"Microsoft is excited that AT&T and its customers are choosing Windows 7 on netbook PCs because it helps simplify tasks, works the way customers want, and makes new things possible," said James DeBragga, general manager of Windows Consumer Product Marketing at Microsoft. "By pairing Windows 7-based netbook PCs with AT&T's 3G service, AT&T customers now have easy access to the ultimate companion PC. It is a small, yet fully featured computer that helps them work efficiently, enjoy rich entertainment and experience the Web virtually anywhere they go. We look forward to supporting AT&T in its efforts."
Windows® 7 was designed to be more reliable, more responsive, and to make the things you do every day easier, from finding the documents you need, to playing music or video files. In particular, Windows 7 makes small netbook PCs easier to use because it puts less between you and what you want to do - less waiting, less clicking, less hassle connecting to networks. So you get the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows. More details on Windows 7 can be found on Microsoft's site here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows7
The Samsung Go Netbook weighs 2.8 pounds, features and Intel Atom Processor, a 160 GB hard drive, 1GB of memory, high definition audio, a 1.3 megapixel web camera, simple data sharing connectivity tools and an LED backlit display.
The Acer Aspire One weighs 2.2 pounds and is equipped with an Intel Atom processor, a 160 GB hard drive, 1GB of memory, high definition audio support, two built in speakers, three USB 2.0 ports, a video conferencing feature and a built-in webcam.
AT&T Communications Manager
The netbooks also come equipped with AT&T Communication Manager (ACM) 7.0 preloaded to help customers manage their usage and connections. The newly revamped Communication Manager will automatically connect users to AT&T Hot Spots when available and the program is activated. ACM is designed to be compatible with Windows 7 for in market and previously launched devices.
For information on existing netbook offers, please visit us at an AT&T retail store or online at www.att.com/netbooks or by calling 1-866-MOBILITY.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Limited-time offer. Other conditions & restrictions apply. See contract, rate plan brochure and rebate form at store for details. Subscriber must live & have a mailing address within AT&T's owned wireless network coverage area. Up to $36 activation fee applies. Equipment price & availability may vary by market & may not be available from independent retailers. Early Termination Fee: None if cancelled in the first 30 days, but a restocking fee may apply; thereafter up to $175. Some agents impose add'l fees. AT&T Promotion Card: Allow 60 days for fulfillment. You must be a customer for 30 consecutive days to receive Promotion Card. Card valid for 120 days wherever major credit cards accepted. May be used to pay wireless bill. Not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at ATMs or gas pumps. Some restrictions and other charges apply. See terms at store or at att.com/wirelessrebate.
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