Verizon Wireless teams up with Gateway



Verizon Wireless has decided to partner Gateway to bring the latest Gateway LT2016u netbook to the masses, where this little netbook that could will feature an integrated Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband service so that you won’t need to rely on Wi-Fi hotspots in the big bad world out there each time you visit a different place for work (or leisure), as long as there is a decent 3G signal within Verizon’s network coverage areas, you’re able to surf and stay connected to the Internet. Available from October 4th onwards, the Gateway LT2016u is no slouch when it comes to computing capability, featuring enough processing muscle to offer decent performance for e-mail management, checking out social networking sites and blogs, Web site browsing as well as uploading videos to your favorite video sharing sites.

Too bad you can only choose from one color – Night Sky Black, where we would welcome a wider array of shades to keep up with the times. Guess black is always safe with the business crowd Verizon is targeting with this, but still, people like options. Some of the specifications available on the Gateway LT2016u include the following :-

  • 10.1″ high-definition WSVGA LED backlit TFT LCD display
  • Extended 6-cell battery for up to 6 hour operation
  • Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB hard drive
  • Digital media card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MSPD/xD)
  • Optimized Dolby Headphone technology
  • Two built-in stereo speakers
  • Built-in digital microphone
  • Integrated 0.3-megapixel webcam
  • Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11 b/g)
  • Ports: USB 2.0, headphone out, microphone in, Ethernet, and VGA

It will run on the Windows XP Home Edition operating system, and those who are interested will be able to pick up the Gateway LT2016u for $149.99 after they send in a $100 mail-in rebate while agreeing to a new two-year contract. As for the monthly Mobile Broadband access fees, it will cost $39.99 per month for a 250MB data package, where anything more than that will be charged $0.10/MB. We would recommend topping that amount by another $20 so that you can enjoy a monthly allowance of 5GB, which is more or less “unlimited” for those who are average Net users without any intense downloading of Torrents.

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