We caught up with OQO at last year’s CES – it’s the grand old inventor of the UMPC market. At least, that’s what they say. Anyway, OQO is showing off a WiMAX-enabled version of its Model 02 UMPC at CES this year, in partnership with US telco Sprint, which is rolling out the Xohm WiMAX network.
OQO says it’s the first UMPC to be WiMAX compatible, and will benefit from download speeds of up to 4Mbps, and uplink speeds of up to 1.5Mbps. However, don’t expect to get one immediately – Sprint is rolling out its Xohm network over the next two years, and when I talked to OQO last night, they didn’t have a release date in mind.
However, OQO has also announced a new version of the Model 02, with a 64GB solid state drive and a screen that reduces sunlight reflections by 50%. The SSD also means apps will load faster, while the battery should last a bit longer. You can buy the new model now for $2,999 in the US.
CES 2008 Special
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