First Q1 Ultra UMPC to hit US this week

Update: Samsung have officially announced the Q1 Ultra, which will start at $799 It's good news and bad for US fanciers of Samsung's slick new Q1 Ultra, with the Seattle PI giving a throwaway confirmation that the split-keyboard UMPC will be launching this week following the device's release in Australia and New Zealand last month.  That's the good news; the bad is that what Samsung are releasing now might not be something you actually want to buy...

According to the article, "[at] the end of the summer ... the ultra-Ultra arrives with a 32 GB solid-state drive and a high-speed wireless cellular radio" which sounds suspiciously like the HSDPA option we've all be waiting for.  That certainly casts doubt on this imminent release having cellular connectivity, although the 1 GB RAM, 60 GB hard drive and 800 MHz processor should satisfy most.

The Q1 Ultra should start at $1,199

Seattle PI [via Pocketables]