Samsung Q1 Ultra Range Gets New HSDPA And Vista Versions

Samsung has announced two new versions of the company's Q1 Ultra UMPC.  The Q1U-CMXP adds a 3G HSDPA modem, while the Q1UP-V replaces Windows XP with Vista Business.  Both use Intel's 1.33GHz Core Solo U1500 processor, but in a nod to Vista's greater RAM hunger the Q1UP-V doubles standard memory to 2GB.

Standard connectivity comprises WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and 10/100 ethernet, plus there are dual cameras (a VGA webcam and a 1.3-megapixel camera on the back for photography).  The Q1UP-V ships with a 6-cell, 57.7 watt battery that Samsung are claiming will provides up to 7hrs use.

Both models are available now, with the Q1U-CMXP costing $1,499 and the Q1UP-V priced a little cheaper at $1,449.  In the US the HSDPA version will use AT&T's Broadband Connect network.

Samsung have previously announced that they intend to refresh their UMPC range in Q1 2009, including a potential change in, or addition of new, form-factors.  There has been speculation that this will include a netbook-style convertible Tablet, to take on both the ASUS Eee and Gigabyte's M912.