updated 11:25 am EDT, Thu October 1, 2009
Verizon adds Gateway LT2016u with 3G
Verizon this morning topped off its device launches with its second netbook to have built-in 3G. A special version of the Gateway LT2016u will support Verizon's EVDO network out of the box and will be subsidized to a lower $150 price in return for a two-year data plan and a $100 rebate. The same broadband plans apply and will give either a modest 250MB for $40 per month or 5GB for $60 per month.
The netbook itself is Gateway's primary Atom-based model and fits a 1.6GHz Atom, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive underneath a 10-inch display. Besides 3G, it continues to sport Wi-Fi and a webcam. A six-cell battery is stock and should give the system up to six hours of life on a charge.