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RadioShack Offers Acer Netbook

Fort Worth, Texas — RadioShack is offering its first netbook, the Acer Aspire One, starting Dec. 14. This is the first time Acer is offering a 3G-capable version of its One in the U.S. market.

The retailer will offer the device at $99.99 for customers who sign up for a qualifying two-year AT&T DataConnect mobile broadband service agreement with plans starting at $60/month. The offer will be available in 4,400 RadioShack company-owned stores through Dec. 24.

“Many people internationally are already enjoying the portability, on-the-go connectivity and affordability of this emerging new technology,” said Peter Whitsett, RadioShack’s merchandising executive VP. “We are proud to introduce this concept in the U.S. by offering a netbook with integrated 3G functionality in addition to full Wi-Fi capability.”

The 2.44-pound netbook features 1GB memory, a 160GB hard drive, built-in memory card readers and Windows XP software.