Samsung Q1 Ultra sighted at ZDNet towers

Summary:Samsung UK's Product Marketing Manager for the Q1 Ultra UMPC, Dinesh Chand, was in yesterday to show off the device, which is about to ship in the UK.Since it was unveiled at CeBIT in March the Q1 Ultra — which like its Q1 predecessor will cost £799 — has shed its fingerprint reader.

Samsung UK's Product Marketing Manager for the Q1 Ultra UMPC, Dinesh Chand, was in yesterday to show off the device, which is about to ship in the UK.

Since it was unveiled at CeBIT in March the Q1 Ultra — which like its Q1 predecessor will cost £799 — has shed its fingerprint reader. This now becomes a factory-install option. Also missing at launch is 3G/HSDPA connectivity, which is due to appear as an option in September.

Chand was bullish about the Q1 Ultra's prospects in vertical markets such as education and healthcare, and claimed plenty of interest from — and sales to — businesses.

Despite the Q1 Ultra's improvements in processing power, battery life, screen resolution, input and navigation methods, ZDNet UK remains a little more sceptical: check the Reviews channel for a full review in due course.

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