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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.

OQO Model 2: Interview with Director of Design

OQO Model 2: Interview with Director of Design

The boy Scoble's new paymasters, PodTech, sit down and grab some interview fun with OQO's Nick Merz, director of design at the company that he had a hand in creating.  At only a pound in weight the OQO Model 2 is the smallest Vista-capable PC, and it certainly stimulated our Vincent's dribble-gland when he got some playtime with it at CES.

Specs are nowhere near anaemic: Bluetooth, WiFi, 1GB of RAM, 1.5GHz VIA C7M ULV processor and Sprint Revision 0. EV-DO, as well as an HDMI-DVI adapter included in the package.  I am very excited about this handheld.

PodTech [via GottaBeMobile]

OQO updates 02 model UMPCs

OQO updates 02 model UMPCs

If you need connectivity everywhere, but don't want to carry around a bulky laptop, then chances are you've considered a UMPC. The good news for those that are still considering one is that OQO has updated their 02 lineup.

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