News Bits: Samsung Q2 Really the Q1 Ultra UMPC, Trucking Company Using Tablet PCs for Repairs, Free Tablet Pen Offer from Lenovo

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Samsung Q2 Really the Q1 Ultra UMPC

It seems the Samsung Q2 UMPC is going by a new name, the Q1 Ultra, and it will be officially launched at CeBit this week. The photo came courteous of Samsung’s Taiwanese site. The Q1 Ultra will be sporting some new features like 60GB hard drive, dual cameras, Windows Vista, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and WiBro connectivity and more. It will still maintain the same design as its predecessor the Q1 though, except for the split keyboard.

Related Article (Samsung Q2 UMPC Unveiled)

Read More (Engadget)

Trucking Company Using Tablet PCs for Repairs

Australian truck manufacturer, Iveco, uses customized remote desktop technology to allow a Tablet PC to take control of a truck via Bluetooth. This way mechanics can diagnose problems from their offices or anywhere in the world for the matter. They can run diagnostics and even download new firmware to the truck’s onboard computers. In fact Iveco has even teamed up with Panasonic to use their rugged CF-18 Toughbook Tablet.

Read More (The Age)

Free Tablet Pen Offer from Lenovo

Lenovo is doing some good promotional advertising these days, by giving away a free pen for any Lenovo Tablet owner who takes a survey they have posted. They want to know what users think about their Lenovo Tablet PC. The survey is very basic and only takes a couple of minutes, so if you have some free time you might as well, I mean you get a complimentary Tablet pen.

Survey Link


Seagate Unveils 160GB 7,200RPM Hard Drive

Seagate Technology has announced the availability of its new 160GB 7,200RPM 2.5" notebook hard drive, the Momentus 7200.2. The drive has a SATA 3.0Gbps connection, a free-fall sensor to prevent damage if the notebook is dropped and uses perpendicular recording technology to reach high storage capacity. The Momentus 7200.2 is available in 80, 100, 120 and 160GB capacities.

Read More (DigiTimes)



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