Samsung’s Next UMPC Will Offer HSDPA

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Last spring, Samsung introduced one of the very first ultra-mobile PCs, called the Q1. Since that time the company has quickly moved to refine this model, and has announced several different versions.

The latest of these is the Q1P, which was just unveiled today. The biggest improvement in this version will be support for high-speed HSDPA cellular-wireless networks.

Several weeks ago, Samsung announced the Q1b, which will use a Via C7-M processor, not the Intel Celeron one in the original model. Today the company said the Q1P will use this same chip. It is hoped this will give these upcoming models longer battery lives. 

It is some time before this UMPC will be released, and all its details have not yet been revealed, like how much RAM this device will offer, and what capacity its hard drive will be.

The recently-announced Q1b sports a larger hard drive than the original Q1 (60 GB vs. 40 GB), and  more RAM (1 GB vs. 512 MB). 

It’s quite likely that the Q1P will have a lot in common with its predecessors. This means it will probably have a 7-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi b/g, and Bluetooth 2.0. There’s no doubt it will run the special UMPC version of Windows XP Tablet Edition.

A Samsung representative told the IDG News Service that the Q1P will be available during the fourth quarter of this year, though he declined to say what the price will be.

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