AT&T wants to ride the netbook wave, hence they’ve expanded their offering. The carrier is now offering three netbooks with pretty much the same feature set: Acer Aspire One, the Dell Inspiron Mini 10, and the Lenovo S10. Specs wise, these come with an Intel Atom processor, 10-inch screen, Microsoft Windows XP Home, a 160GB hard drive, 1GB of memory, and a built-in webcam; and will be available for $199.99 after mail-in rebate and with a two-year service contract.
Of course, a data plan is required with the purchase, which start at $40 per month for 200MB of data. A much better deal is available with 5GB plan, which costs $60 per month.
As for those ConnecTech services, basically AT&T is offering pre-paid technical support for individual users. The cheapest service called AT&T ConnecTech Remote Advanced Set Up and Service, costs $99 and allows customers to select installation of a new netbook to a secure wireless network, or PC notebook performance and optimization service, or PC notebook diagnosis and troubleshooting. The most expensive plan, available $199, goes beyond that adding configuration, optimization and security to the mix…
Full press release is available from AT&T’s website.