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New UMPCs from Samsung, Asustek shipping soon

Asustek is shipping their first UMPC at then end of this month, the R2H. While Samsung’s successor to their Q1, the Q1B still has no exact shipping date, it has appeared on various retailer sites online.

The R2H from Asustek is designed for use in the car with a folding keypad and GPS. It has a 900MHz Celeron M processor and measures 9.3 x 5.3 inches. Weight is less than two pounds, but there is still room for a 7 inch touchscreen. With Wireless and Bluetooth, and HDD size ranging from 20GB to 60GB it will sell in the US for $999.

Samsung’s new machine, the Q1B, rejects an Intel processor in favor of a 1.0 GHz Via C7 microprocessor, adds a three-cell battery offering up to five hours of life, WLAN and Bluetooth, and weighs 1.7 pounds.

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