CNET News for the day ..
Netpliance adds CompUSA as
distributor for Net terminal
By Bloomberg News
April 13, 2000, 11:50 a.m. PT
AUSTIN, Texas--Netpliance, the maker of stripped-down
computers for accessing the Internet, said CompUSA will
become a distributor of its I-opener device.
The I-opener previously was sold only at Circuit City stores or through Netpliance's Web
page or toll-free number.
The computer maker, which also makes software, is hoping to
sell more $99 I-openers by distributing the device through
CompUSA's 218 retail outlets and online store. Austin,
Texas-based Netpliance makes its profit on the $21.95
monthly charge for the Internet service, which buyers order
along with the device.
"That brings us into more retail stores across the country,"
said Munira Fareed, Netpliance's marketing director. "It's a big
number of retail outlets for a new product in a new market for
The company, which cut the price of the device from $199 to
$99 until June 18, also provides an Internet gateway linked to
information and e-commerce sites.
Copyright 2000, Bloomberg L.P. All rights reserved.
This was JUST anounced ...looks like COMPUSA will be the NEW retailer because NPL runied their relationship with CC.
Story at ...http://yahoo.cnet.com/news/0-1006-200-1692242.html?tag=st.ne.ron.lthd.1006-200-1692242