Smooth folding keyboard returns on slick UMPC
10th Oct 2007 | 23:00
Ultra-light Samsung device focuses on staying connected
According to reports, the SPH-P9200 is ready for market in Korea, with Samsung even having published the manual by mistake [PDF link; liable to be removed]. The device now runs Windows XP Home edition on a 1GHz Via C7-M processor, has 512MB of RAM and a 30GB hard drive.
Naturally, the much-talked-about fold-out sliding keyboard has been retained, which is sure to generate healthy sales among gadget heads looking for something a little different.
As before, the 560g P9200 is very much a VoIP-centric device, with three methods for getting online - Wi-Fi, WiMax and HSDPA connectivity all come as standard - in addition to a SIM card slot for mobile phone connectivity.
A five-inch screen, five-hour battery life, video-conferencing camera and slick white exterior complete a desirable little package, although there's no indication yet of whether Samsung will release it at closer to PDA prices or full-blown PC prices.