Samsung partners with NYT for Go netbook and digital subscription deal

Samsung and The New York Times are partnering for a new deal on the Samsung Go netbook, just in time before the real holiday shopping begins. Doesn't really work for existing Go owners, but recent first-time subscribers can still take advantage of it until March 2010.

Samsung and The New York Times are partnering for a new deal on the Samsung Go netbook, just in time before the real holiday shopping begins. 

Doesn't really work for existing Go owners, but recent first-time subscribers can still take advantage of it until March 2010. Under the deal, You fork over $179.40 for the Times Reader 2.0 subscription, and then you get $100 off the laptop.

The Reader subscription includes a completely computerized version of the Times, and it also grants access to exclusive video content. Oh, and the crossword puzzle. Once their downloaded via Adobe AIR, you can read the last seven days-worth of news without an Internet connection.

As for the Go netbook you will get, the 2.8-lbs. device runs on Windows XP Home OS, features a 10.1-inch WSVGA screen, 1 GB of memory and 160 GB of hard drive space.

It's quite a unique initiative, and It's also a good opportunity for the Times to push further into digital publishing and content. It seems no print publication is entirely sure how to turn a profit digitally these days (with the exception of The Wall Street Journal, maybe), so it might just be crazy enough to work!

If you're interested in learning more or picking up this deal, you can do so via the Times' website. Anyone going to get it?