i haven't looked into this to see what kind of saving is available on the netbook compared to frugal shopping separately. If the wireless modem/SIM card slot is built into the netbook, that would be an advantage over plugging a USB stick in another computer. But then again, one could use the stick in any computer when the netbook is not up to what one wants to do.
Speed tests should be, imo, with wireless modems rather than phones.
According to The Globe and Mail, Rogers has an exclusive on the HP netbook, "at least until September" which, curiously, is when many expect Bell and Telus to start the soft-launch of the HSPA network. Does Rogers exclusivity relate only to the fact that it is the only provider with a compatible network for the next few weeks?