Are Subsidized Mini-Notebooks The Wave of the Future?

N1170UMPCPortal is linking to a Linux Wizard article and offers up info on a marriage between Airis and Telefonica in Spain that offers users a subsidized price of 99 Euro price point on the 299 Euro VIA-based Airis Kira. That initial price point will cost you 40 Euro a month for connectivity charges. It will be interesting to see if we see this kind of subsidized marketing here in the US?

So, I’m curious. Would you be interested in looking at a contract plus purchase option for an ultra-portable?