From the Samsung Summit, the SPH P9000

Over a month ago G-A told me he was going to post about the new SPH-P9000 UMPC with a built in keyboard, and I couldn’t wait to see it in person. Today, I finally did.

The Samsung SPH-P9000 has a 5″ screen, runs XP (I bet it will also run Vista when released here), has a full keyboard, and it folds up and out, like what one might expect of a device from the line that once used the code name “Origami”.

I don’t have a lot of information yet, mainly that it will be available in Korea at the beginning of the year and offered in the US by Sprint in early 2008.

It will cost “under $2,000”, but the price includes the full connectivity kit, leather carry case, and a tiny Bluetooth phone.

I’ve posted some of the pictures here, you can see the rest at my Flickr account.

Vincent got some video of it in action, so I’ll be posting about that later.

What do you think? Without a full set of specs (G-A’s site lists “30GB hard disk, 256MB of RAM, a 5 display, a 1GHz CPU, WiMAX, CDMA EV-DO, and a 1.3Mpix camera”), I know it is hard to really say whether or not this would be the ultimate UMPC, but it looks pretty darn impressive in person.

I do wonder if the split in the middle of the keyboard would make typing really weird, and what kind of battery life it might get.

Your thoughts?


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Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.