HP Mini Netbook on Verizon to Launch May 17th, Alongside MiFi Portable HotspotS

Boy Genius Report has it on very good faith that Verizon will be bringing out the HP Mini 1151NR netbook on May 17th, which not-so-coincidentally is the same date Verizon is releasing the MiFi.

BGR doesn't seem as firm about the price as the date, but still fairly confident that it'll sell for $199 with a 2-year contract. That's actually kind of a crappy deal; the HP Minis start at around $350 and you're not locked in to a pricey monthly fee. But maybe they'll offer some kind of incentive (involving the MiFi?) that'll make it worth your while. [Boy Genius Report]