Continuing with its plan to offer subsidized netbooks
and locking customers into long-term 3G data plans, AT&T will begin offering the 10-inch Acer Aspire One netbook through a partnership with Costco. Employees are currently being trained for the launch, which, according to Boy Genius Report
, should take place on May 11.
The machines are expected to become available from both AT&T retail stores and Costco electronics kiosks. The company is already offering a subsidized 8.9-inch Aspire One through Radio Shack for the small price of $79.99 – coupled with a lengthy and expensive 3G contract of course. Still, if you were thinking of getting a data plan anyway it is a nice deal. No word on how much the 10-inch model will cost but we should find out soon enough.