OQO's Next UMPC Will Include OLED Touchscreen
BY: Ed Hardy, Brighthand.com Editor
OQO is set to unveil an updated version of it Ultra Mobile PC. Like its predecessors, this will be a tiny PC running the regular version of Windows, but the upcoming model will add some new features, including an OLED touchscreen.
OQO's current UMPC, the model 2, looks like a slightly larger than normal handheld, but runs either Windows XP or Vista.
The current version uses a track stick pointing device to control a cursor, but the next edition -- the OQO model 2+ -- will add a touchscreen. Rather than this being a standard LED, this will be an organic LED, which should use less power.
But this won't be the only change. The upcoming model will be based on a 1.86 GHz Intel Atom processor, rather than a slightly slower one from VIA as the current model does.
Also, OQO says the model 2+ will sport "worldwide 3G capability," which almost certainly means it will have HSDPA, and possible HSUPA, too. EV-DO Rev A is an option for its predecessor.
This pre-announcement information comes directly from OQO, who says the model 2+ will be unveiled at CES in mid-January.
There's no word yet on what this UMPC will cost, but the current version starts at $1,300.