Last night as we were recording MobileTechRoundup show #67 James Kendrick revealed that he had just received the Samsung Q1 SSD a couple hours before the show. The Samsung Q1 SSD is very similar to the Q1 UMPC, except that is has a 32GB Solid State Disk rather than the 40GB hard drive I have in my standard model. The flash drive itself costs more than the UMPC device. In the Samsung press release they stated that the SSD reads 300 percent faster (53MB/s) and writes 150 percent quicker (28MB/s) than normal hard drives. Wow, my UMPC would be smoking then! The SSD model also has a long antenna and receiver for digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB) TV since the device is currently only sold in Korea. James is reporting that the thing flies and will be putting it through the ringer for the next week before he has to send it back. Keep your eye on jkOnTheRun for his impressions on this new UMPC model.
Speaking of UMPC models, Dennis Rice just received the latest model of the TabletKiosk eo i7210 and put together a 13 minute InkShow video showing off some of the features and initial impressions of the device. I look forward to hearing more about this new model from Dennis as well, but think my Samsung Q1 is a better device for me with its powerful multimedia capabilities.