Samsung readies Q2 UMPC

The folks at Engadget have gotten their hands on some slides that reveal details about an unannounced successor to Samsung’s Q1 ultra-mobile PC. The successor, which is dubbed Q2, will apparently run Windows Vista Home Premium and offer a number of hardware enhancements over the Q1. Most notably, the slides say the device will have a revised form factor, a higher-resolution display (1024×600), dual integrated cameras (with 0.3- and 1.3-megapixel resolutions), a fingerprint scanner, and a QWERTY keyboard split in two halves—one on each side of the screen. Connectivity-wise, the Q2 will support High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA), WiBro, 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and 10/100Mbps Ethernet. And last, but not least, the slides say the Q2 will have up to 6.5 hours of battery life with an extended battery—a definite improvement over the original Q1, whose battery only lasted about three hours.

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    • crazybus
    • 14 years ago

    I’m guessing it has one of those 5.5W Core Solo processors.

    • IntelMole
    • 14 years ago

    It’s not often I say this about ultra-mobile type devices (including all tablets), given the concessions made by their form factor, but:

    I want one.

    For the record, I had a Nokia phone with a split keyboard like that. It was fine once you get the hang of it, and typing could be done at ~25-30 wpm.

    • Shark
    • 14 years ago

    What an odd device.

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