Sprint launches subsidized IdeaPad S205s netbook for $199.99 on contractWhile subsidized smartphones and tablets are fairly common practices among carriers, we have to admit that subsidized netbooks are somewhat of a rarer sight. That’s not to say that it hasn’t been done, but if you’re in the market for a subsidized netbook with a data plan, then Sprint might have the answer for you in the form of the IdeaPad S205s with a 4G module that relies on the carrier’s WiMAX connectivity. It will set would-be customers back $199.99 on a two-year contract and as far as specs are concerned, expect to find a 1.33GHz dual-core Intel U5600 processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a 11.6” 1366×768 display, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and a six-cell 4,400mAh battery that promises around five hours of battery life. A bit odd for Sprint to be releasing a WiMAX device considering the carrier did announce that they would be eventually moving away from WiMAX and focus on their upcoming LTE network, but perhaps they have their reasons. So, any takers? [Press release]

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