Reliance Communications, a large telecom carrier in India, says that it will be giving away free netbooks for those who sign up for its two-year wireless Internet service. It has teamed up with Intel, Acer, Asus, HCL and Lenovo in order to make this happen.
Powered by Intelís Atom or Via Technologiesí chip, all the laptops are highly portable. Netbook is referred to as small to medium sized, light-weight, low-cost, energy-efficient, Internet-centric laptops.
Itís actually fairly reasonable; just sign up for a 2-year contract for their wireless Internet, NetConnect, for about Rs. 1,500 or $30 a month. So basically you will have to pay Rs. 36,000 at the end of two year contact. Reliance will even be making the jump to 3G soon.
The $30-a-month offer is still too expensive, and Reliance might need to lower prices on Internet access.