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OQO Model 2+ OLED display not as frugal as expected

OQO Model 2+ OLED display not as frugal as expected

Details are still emerging about OQO's Model 2+ UMPC, and one of its most interesting aspects: the OLED touchscreen.  Aside from brighter colors and improved contrast, OLED is said to offer much-reduced power consumption over LCD; that bodes well for a mobile device like the Model 2+.  In the field, though, things aren't looking quite so positive, with Steve Paine reporting 10.5w drain with the backlight on high - that works out to potentially under 2hrs use from the standard 17wh battery.

OQO Model 2+ gets video unboxing, SSD benchmarks

OQO Model 2+ gets video unboxing, SSD benchmarks

There are now two of OQO's Model 2+ UMPCs out in the wild, and the second - which has the SSD option - paused long enough to get unboxed by MID Moves' Steve Paine.  The solid-state drive seems to make a big difference, with its maximum 53MB read and 35MB write rates keeping Vista moving along smoothly, despite the Intel Atom processor.

Unboxing video of the OQO Model 2+ after the cut

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CES 2009: OQO Model 2+ UMPC Hands-On

CES 2009: OQO Model 2+ UMPC Hands-On

OQO's UMPCs have always been tempting devices thanks to their compact size and impressive build-quality, but the company can now add performance to their list of abilities.  The OQO Model 2+ marks a shift for the company to Intel's Atom range of mobile processors, in this case the 1.86GHz Z540, paired with 2GB of RAM and either a 120GB HDD or 60GB SSD.  Most impressive, perhaps, is the new OLED touchscreen - in fact the Model 2+ is the first such mobile computing device to have one - which, with the Atom chipset's hardware video decoding, produces some incredible picture quality.

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OQO Model 2+ now available

OQO Model 2+ now available

According to the Dynamism web site, the OQO Model 2+ is now available for purchase.  The OQO, which sports some netbook-like specs but a very different form factor, touts itself as "the most advanced superlight PC on the market". 

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OQO Model 2 is ready for its close-up

OQO Model 2 is ready for its close-up

If all the OQO Model 02 details are increasing the moistness of your undercarriage then prepare for a gushing wealth of review splendour.  Gadget-lover Just Blaze has been playing with the dinky device, and recorded his findings in a two-part video review for The Boy Genius.  You can see the first part of the review here; for the second you'll have to follow the link...

Just Blaze OQO 2 Video Review [The Boy Genius]

OQO Model 2 gets more EV-DO options

OQO Model 2 gets more EV-DO options

Vincent got a bit light-headed when he saw the OQO Model 2, and there's no doubting that it looks like it could be the perfect machine for the mobile warrior.  The convenience of a UMPC with the benefit of a slide-out keyboard for pecking out the odd email makes for a heady combination.

Well, I fear he may just wet himself with excitement when he hears that OQO have announced integrated WWAN courtesy of Verizon's EV-DO network in the US.  No more tethering to your cellphone or hoping to step inside the comforting warmth of a WiFi cloud; just whip the Model 2 out and get online straight away.

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