Sprint Nextel has partnered with Dell to enter the mini-laptop market, the carrier said Monday, in a move that mirrors steps taken by rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T as telecoms aim to branch out. Sprint will sell the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook, which will run on its EV-DO Rev. A network and cost $200 under a two-year package that starts at $60 a month. In an expected move, Sprint also expanded its WiMAX network as part of its Clearwire partnership with 4G services rolling out in 10 new cities, including Chicago, Dallas and parts of North Carolina.

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