The second revision of the OQO handheld PC is a welcomed one, at least for the $1499 high-end model. The 5'' OLED display is stunningly vibrant and viewable from virtually any angle. The device features the Intel Atom Z540 CPU and 2GB of RAM and felt quite responsive running Windows Vista. The biggest knock against the OQO is unexplainably low resolution of 800x480 on the device, even though it can support an external display at resolutions up to 1920x1200.
Pepcom, CES, Las Vegas, NV, January 7th, 2009 – OQO, Inc., creator of the world’s smallest fully-functional Windows Vista® PC, today announced the new model 2+ with Intel® Atom™ processor, the world’s first PC OLED display, and worldwide 3G capability. Based on the 1.86GHz Intel Atom processor and 2GB RAM, the OQO model 2+ offers performance up to twice as fast as its predecessor and includes an embedded touchscreen for easier input. For mobile professionals who need to work on the go, the model 2+ features Qualcomm’s Gobi™ global mobile Internet solution, which supports both of the world’s leading 3G cellular standards. These new features enable users to access their enterprise networks, business productivity applications, and the full Internet around the world. The OQO model 2+ will be available in the first half of 2009 with pricing starting at $999.
“OQO is excited to work with Intel to deliver the highest performing Mobile Internet Device (MID) on the market today,” said Bob Rosin, senior vice president of sales and marketing at OQO. “The OQO model 2+ provides enterprise users and prosumers with everything needed to get all their work done as they move through their day – full Windows, complete mobility, and immediate access to information and applications from wherever they are.”
“The Intel Atom processor is rapidly becoming the foundation for Mobile Internet Devices that require high performance and full Internet to run the broad set of enterprise and consumer applications,” said Gary Willihnganz, director of marketing for the Ultra Mobility Group at Intel Corporation. “The OQO model 2+ is an excellent example in the Productivity MID category which combines the high performance, low power characteristics of Intel Atom with OQO’s proven system-level innovation in delivering small, pocketable devices.”
Key new features of the OQO model 2+ include:
Like its predecessor, the OQO model 2+ weighs less than one pound and is truly pocketable with dimensions of 5.6"(W) x 3.3"(H) x 1.0"(D) and the best-in-class integrated backlit thumb keyboard. The model 2+ supports large external displays up to 1920x1200 with HDMI/DVI and VGA interfaces, offers Wi-Fi® 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, and is compatible with the full range of OQO model 02/e2 accessories. These include the OQO docking station with embedded dual layer DVD±RW/RAM drive, as well as a wide range of cases, GPS and vehicle mounts, and power solutions including standard and extended batteries and the OQO air/auto power adapter.