Are notebook subsidies inevitable?

It's no surprise that as notebook computers become embedded with wireless broadband connectivity, operators will offer subsidies and service contracts to encourage sales. Late last week, Vodafone said it will begin selling Dell's new HSDPA-equipped Inspirion Mini 9 notebook under an exclusive arrangement with Dell. Separately, Dell CEO Michael Dell suggested that notebook subsidies are inevitable. If these are hints that Vodafone is indeed taking this step, watch for other operators to follow. Article

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