TabletKiosk eo UMPC available for pre-order in the UK


UK retailer PocketPC Solutions informed me that they are taking pre-orders for the TabletKiosk eo v7110 UMPC on their web site. The eo with 512 MB of RAM and a 40 GB hard drive will run you 750 GBP including VAT and delivery. PocketPC Solutions expects to start delivery the first half of May.


Anton P. Nym

Scott, the sticker price for that model in the US is indeed $999 USD (though I’m not certain if that includes delivery or not).

There does seem to be quite a bit of price creep in the UK on personal electronics; dunno if that’s due to a “hidden” tax/tarrif/duty, or shipping costs, or what, but I’ve seen a lot of prices in the UK that are far higher than here in North America.

Seeing that 750 GBP pricetag makes me a bit more hopeful for the North American pricetag on the Samsung Q1, quoted at 799 GBP, for making that $1000-$1100 USD price range.

— Steve


Yikes! Talk about sticker shock. That’s $1,318, at current conversion rates. Heck, that’s even more than 1,000 Euros (1,074 EUR). Subtract that hideous VAT, and it still comes out to more than $1,000. I thought $1,000 — which many of us still find quite high — was the initial target of these early models. I hope Moore’s law (or whatever its economic derivative is) works fast with these new toys.

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