Local or online availability info doesn’t appear on the page, but the device can be found at eBay and CDW. The latter, in fact, sells it for just $799 ($100 less than the original Q1). Pair that with the Samsung keyboard and organizer bundle ($120 at Fry’s/Outpost, $150 everywhere else), and you’ve got a nicely priced mobile setup.
I’ve had my eye on the Q1 since June (when I was faced with choosing between it and the UX180P – guess who won that one) and now in Round 2 of Handtop Decision 2006 it’s up against the Q1b. On the one hand, the Q1b has a slower processor and mono speaker and doesn’t have the ethernet port or CF slot; on the other hand, it’s less expensive and has nearly twice the battery life and a brighter screen.
I can’t make up my mind. And Santa is getting impatient.