12/23/2008 3:31:00 PM
T-Mobile to release a boxing day netbook
T-Mobile is set to start Boxing Day with a bang as it enters the netbook market with Asus.
The netbook will enter selected stores from the 26 December; and will be the first venture into netbooks for the operator. Asus is already a netbook partner to Orange.
This is not completely new ground for the operator which previously sold Acer laptops. Acer was reportedly ditched by the network after severe stock shortages. This stopped the sale of laptops at T-Mobile as the operator hunted for another manufacturer.
T-Mobile has been fairly late to the mini-laptop market. All other operators, apart from O2 currently have some king of computer offering.
3, Vodafone and Orange are all offering mobile broadband bundled with netbooks. 3 partners HP, Orange partners Asus and Vodafone has an agreement with Dell. O2 is rumoured be releasing laptops in the New Year.
T-Mobile’s Netbook will be available on 12, 18 and 24 month contracts with a variety of mobile broadband packages. For example it will be £25 per month on a 24 month contract with 3GB mobile broadband.