Following the rumors about Verizon planning to sell netbooks, AT&T
has now officially announced that it has loaded its Atlanta and Philadelphia select stores with netbooks (for those that are not acquainted with the modernistic trends that we find so exciting, we will explain that these are actually mini laptops). In Atlanta, the devices feature “built-in AT&T 3G wireless capabilities” and are available at promotional prices starting at $49.99
. However, users have to sign for the carrier’s “Internet at Home and On the Go” broadband services. AT&T Communication Manager is coming preinstalled on the netbooks to make managing mobile and Wi-Fi connections easier. Similar promotional rates are available in eight retail stores in Philadelphia with AT&T’s DataConnect plans.