Samsung Q1 to start shipping in May

On May 1, the Samsung Q1 officially goes on sale in Korea, then in the US later in May. No word on US pricing yet, but if the conversion from Korean to US holds true, it’ll go for around $1200. Lets’ see, they expect to sell 300,000 units at $1200 dollars? I don’t think it’ll happen.

From InfoWorld

The Q1 will first go on sale in Samsung’s home market of South Korea. It will be available from May 1 and will cost 1,199,000 won ($1,264), said Anthony Lee, a spokesman for Samsung in Seoul. That’s roughly in line with the €1,000 ($1,214) price tag that Samsung quoted at Cebit and above Microsoft’s predicted $500 to $1,000 price range for ultra mobile PCs.

It will also go on sale in May in the U.S., Europe, CIS, and China at prices yet to be announced, said Lee.

Samsung hopes to sell around 100,000 units of the Q1 in South Korea within its first 12 months on sale and for overseas sales to total 300,000 units over the same period.

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