With the holidays fast approaching cell phone carriers are stocking up on inventory and amongst the new Motorola DROIDs
, HTC Heroes
, and Palm Pixies
are a slightly larger, yet unfamiliar crop of devices – netbooks. AT&T is all giddy about its exclusive availability
of the Nokia Booklet 3G and Sprint announced just yesterday
that it will be selling the Dell Inspiron Mini 10V. Verizon already has three netbooks in its arsenal, including HP’s new powerful Mini 311. Clearly, lining up the selection isn’t a problem, but what the carriers haven’t figured out yet is that selling netbooks requires a totally different approach than selling phones. The deals and the subsidized model, in my mind, make as much sense for netbooks as building and then plowing a virtual Farmville farm!