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If this morning’s Samsung Q1 Ultra news roundup didn’t whet your Origami whistle, check out these bits from Infoworld as there’s some additional info on the Ultra and sales numbers on the original Q1 series. First up: Infoworld mentions a May release for the Q1 Ultra, […]

Samsung_q1_ultraIf this morning’s Samsung Q1 Ultra news roundup didn’t whet your Origami whistle, check out these bits from Infoworld as there’s some additional info on the Ultra and sales numbers on the original Q1 series. First up: Infoworld mentions a May release for the Q1 Ultra, which confirms what others have heard. Next on the docket: Samsung indicates they’ve sold 100,000 units of the original device; I’ve seen numbers batted around before, but I’d consider this one legit. Lastly, there’s two nice tidbits to wrap up: Samsung plans for hybrid hard drives in the Q1 (not sure when) and is also considering a second, lower cost version called the "Samsung Q1 Nearly-Ultra". OK, I made up the name, but the second version is for real ;)

  1. Do you have any idea, how much bucks is “lower-cost”? Thanks, Spage

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  2. Do you have any idea, how much bucks is “lower-cost”? Thanks, Spage

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  3. The lower cost one is already out. It’s called the Nokia N800.

    Oh, I’m sooooo bad!

    But really, I expect any lower-cost Samsung Q to be about as useless as that Nokia.

    There’s just no getting around the current price, dammit.

    Unless wOOt kicks in again… ha!

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  4. Fabian Dietrich Thursday, March 15, 2007

    Almost-Ultra, huh?
    Hey, maybe we will see a 2nd gen UMPC for under 3000 USD!

    OK, just to sort this out: I LOVE the friggin thing. It’s ten times as sexy and sooo much more capable than current 1st gen devices. I mean… DMB, GPS, HSDPA (possible 4G, HSUPA) in an Ultra-Mobile… that all sounds like microsoft’s 2010 vision!
    (http://soapbox.msn.com/video.aspx?vid=1c26eca7-649d-4377-9ae2-d6647025a0eb),
    and not like a 2007 UMPC. But I think throwing it all together doesn’t fulfill the ideal price point that the Origami Project was aimed at.

    Even the various UX versions have less amazing specs and already cost way over 2000 bucks, so I’m not confident the Ultra will be in an affordable price range any time soon (before 2008). A compromise like “Almost-Ultra” doesn’t sound bad to me if it will get me a more than decent UMPC for less than $1800.

    //F2theD

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  5. Personally, I was hoping it would be called the Q2. Not just to avoid confusion, but to increase the odds that the Q1P Vista price will fall fall fall… below $1000.

    Any word on whether this will bring a significant price change in the Q1Ps?

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  6. The numbers thrown about from Cebit news at other sites were between $1300~2000, depending on processor speeds, RAM and HDD versions used.

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  7. Hey,

    In the mean time, we can charge the loyal Q1 with he official drivers for vista :)

    Take a look.

    http://psybertech.net/Q1Files/

    JayZ

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  8. Shogmaster, the way I read those numbers was those are the prices of the current model based on different processors, RAM and HDD size. I’ve seen no mention of different Q1 Ultra configurations aside from possibly having a lower cost second model. I could be wrong, but wanted to point out my interpretation.

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  9. OK, listen up!

    This is the convention for referring to the new Q1. Do it as * Q1U * — this will make it easy to Google.

    Thanks.

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  10. Well, I played with the new Q1 Ultra today. Very nice screen, and certainly a major improvement from the old Q1. I looked at some websites, including JKOnTheRun (want a pic? ), and it’s great for surfing. The keyboard really didn’t impress me, though. It’s okay for entering a quick URL into a browser, but that’s about it. I couldn’t even convince myself to post this from the Q1 Ultra.

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