Published on July 30th,2008 at 9:19 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Samsung Announces the US Release of the Q1 Ultra Mobile with HSDPA

Last Monday Samsung Electronics announced the US release of two new UMPCs with HSDPA and Vista Business, the Q1U-CMXP and Q1UP-V.

As a reminder, the Q1UP-V is equipped with a Core Solo U1500 (1.33GHz), 2GB of RAM, 802.11b/g WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, and a 1.3Mpix camera. The Q1U-CMXP features almost the same specifications, but also integrates a HSDPA 3G cellular modem.

The Q1UP-V will cost around 930€, and the Q1U-CMXP 960€.

IRVINE, Calif.–Samsung Electronics America, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the availability of two new ultra mobile personal computers (UMPC). The Q1U-CMXP, a Q1 ultra mobile model with integrated HSDPA 3G cellular modem and the Q1UP-V, a Q1 Ultra Premium featuring Vista Business, join Samsung’s current line of UMPC’s. Available nationwide at a suggested list price of $1,499 for the Q1U-CMXP and $1,449 for the Q1UP-V, these ultra mobile solutions are ideal for mobile professionals in a variety of vertical markets and environments, as well as the general consumer who is looking to stay productive or entertained commuting to and from work or even on vacation.

The Q1U-CMXP maximizes connectivity with integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, 10/100 BaseTX, and an integrated HSDPA 3G cellular modem supporting the AT&T Broadband Connect network. With unsurpassed wired and wireless connection options, the Q1U-CMXP provides ubiquitous communications regardless of one’s location via the AT&T nationwide cellular network. In addition, the model boasts the same specifications as the industry standard Q1 Ultra XP model launched in May of 2007.

The Q1UP-V with Microsoft Vista Business is designed for the commercial market, as well as those individuals that travel frequently, by delivering a high performance PC in a small form combined with enhanced features, extended battery life, and superior text entry thanks to the V1.5 split-QWERTY key caps. Fueled by an ultra fast 1.33 GHz Intel Core Solo U1500 Pentium ultra low voltage CPU and 2 GB of system memory, these components significantly enhance support for Microsoft Vista Business. The Q1UP-V pushes the Q1 Ultra Premium to the next level. Moreover, the Q1UP-V has integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, and 10/100 BaseTX providing users with various wired and wireless connectivity options, delivering a high-performance mobile computing solution that offers full PC functionality in an ultra-light package weighing under two pounds. Powering this premiere UMPC platform is a 6-cell, 57.7 watt Lithium-Ion polymer battery that provides up to seven hours of battery life for extended, continuous usage.

“With the growing adoption of Ultra Mobile Personal Computers, Samsung continues to lead the category it pioneered, by delivering high performance feature set solutions that meet a variety of vertical and horizontal market applications,” said Bret Berg, senior product marketing manager of mobile computing products, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “The availability of the Q1U-CMXP allows unlimited connectivity and the Q1UP-V delivers the latest Microsoft operating system with the horsepower needed for optimal performance. We anticipate that these Q1 Ultra models will be the most popular and successful additions to our product lineup.”

Samsung continues to deliver seamless means of communication allowing users to effortlessly combine the 300 pixel webcam along with a high-performance dual-array microphone and speakers, enabling face-to-face video chatting/video conferencing. The two models also include a 1.3 mega pixel camera for taking pictures and recording video.

Both the Q1U-CMXP and Q1UP-V models come standard with a one-year warranty. Additional accessories available from Samsung include a safeguard case designed by Otterbox to hold and protect the UMPC from damage that may occur from active lifestyles. Additional accessories include and external USB keyboard, a docking station that supports three additional USB 2.0 ports, an additional battery charger slot, audio-out and microphone-in ports, a GPS navigation receiver enabling pin-point location accuracy anywhere in the U.S. and Canada, extended-life battery packs, car charger, replacement stylus, AC adapters, and a DVD-RW+/- Dual Layer external Optical Disk Drive.

About Samsung Electronics America Information Technology Division

Samsung’s Information Technology Division (ITD) markets a complete line of award-winning LCD Monitor products, including professional large format LCD and Plasma displays. ITD also markets an award-winning line of color and monochrome laser printers and multifunction devices, video security systems and the family of Samsung Q1 Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers (UMPC). Samsung ITD is committed to supporting the needs of its channel partners in the professional, commercial, and corporate and SOHO markets. Based in Irvine, Calif., ITD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung, including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com, or call 1-800-SAMSUNG.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of US$8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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