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Old 01-07-2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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First Sprint Xohm WiMax Device Unveiled

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LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2008 – OQO Inc., mobile computing innovator and creator of the world’s smallest fully-functional Windows Vista® PC, unveiled a technology demonstration of the award-winning model 02 computer with integrated 802.16e Mobile WiMAX high-speed wireless data capability at the Sprint Xohm™ booth # 31561 at the 2008 International CES in Las Vegas. This demonstration represents the first trial of Xohm compatible WiMAX capabilities embedded in an ultra mobile PC, and showcases the power of anytime/anywhere access to information, applications, corporate networks and the full PC Internet experience.

Mobile WiMAX is a next-generation wireless networking technology that holds the potential to revolutionize mobile data communication through the availability of an advanced nationwide wireless broadband network designed specifically to mobilize the Internet and deliver new mobile multimedia applications. The promise of this new technology will be fully realized by devices that offer rich computing capability combined with truly mobile form factors.

As the leader in the ultra mobile PC category, OQO has pioneered the miniaturization of the PC into a sleek, elegant, and ergonomic device small enough to fit in your pocket yet powerful enough to run full multimedia and networked business applications with Windows XP or Vista. With this demonstration of the first ultra mobile PC with embedded Sprint Xohm compatible Mobile WiMAX, OQO is taking the logical next step in leading the development of this product category.

"Consumers and mobile workers want to experience the real Internet and all their favorite applications with the same high speed and full functionality whether at their desk or on the go," said Bob Rosin, senior vice president of marketing and alliances, OQO. "Today’s Mobile WiMAX demonstration on the OQO model 02 shows the path to truly seamless computing."

Typical performance on Xohm’s WiMAX network is 1.5 Megabits per second on the uplink and 2-4 Megabits per second on the downlink. This is 3-5 times faster than any available mobile wireless service. Within the next 12-24 months, Mobile WiMAX deployment will be available in metropolitan areas nationwide and become the true next-generation mobile broadband network.

"OQO’s demonstration of a UMPC with embedded Xohm WiMAX capability is further evidence of the additional development of this powerful ecosystem," said Bin Shen, vice president of product management and partnership development at Sprint’s Xohm business unit. "We expect devices like OQO’s model 02 to benefit greatly from the Xohm WiMAX network."

OQO today is announcing a technology demonstration of Xohm compatible Mobile WiMAX wireless capability in the model 02 computer, and is not presently making available a product for sale with such functionality. Availability of the OQO model 02 computer with embedded Mobile WiMAX capability in specific geographies may be announced at a future date. With this announcement, OQO does not make any representations about product availability. The OQO model 02 is currently available with 3G wireless networking capability including EV-DO Rev. A in the U.S. and HSDPA internationally.

For more information about the OQO model 02 ultra mobile PC, please visit www.oqo.com. To receive updates regarding OQO announcements, sign up for our mailing list at
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:33 PM   #2
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Very nice! I was wondering when the first mobile device was going to make its appearance. That is pretty sweet. Too bad that it won't be widely deployed anytime soon...
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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Very nice! I was wondering when the first mobile device was going to make its appearance. That is pretty sweet. Too bad that it won't be widely deployed anytime soon...
And too bad they are so damn expensive!
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Old 01-07-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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the Intel/Sprint/Asus XHOM press event is going on right now. They are talking about devices now(or sounds like they are going to)>



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Old 01-07-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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I don't suppose there is a live feed for a webcast?
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http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/07/l...x-press-event/

thats where I'm reading the press event stuff.



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Old 01-07-2008, 05:15 PM   #7
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That ASUS R50A looks pretty sweet.

Love the comment about how ASUS must have foot the bill for the conference room!
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These things are going to be huge when they are released. They'll be expensive at first like anything else in the computer/technology world, but as more companies manufacture them and components get less expensive they'll surely drop and price.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:21 PM   #9
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I want one but dont have enough money lol. Imagine what the future holds in store for mobile technology. Amazing.
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I love it! I'm really looking forward to WiMAX, hopefully they can build it to be more suited to a multi-device model so that you pay Sprint a set monthly fee to use the Internet wherever you are instead of having different subscriptions for different devices.
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:41 PM   #12
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that thing looks ugly imo...
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Not impessed with the look of it, but that is sure to be updated before sprint launches XOHM many places.
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OQOs have always been expensive. How can something that small (and that niche) not be?

I don't think it's ugly, on the contrary - it's designed by former Apple engineers, and it shows. Very minimalist - because who wants to bulk up such a small device with unnecessary curves? The model 02 doesn't look quite as nice as the 01, but that's just my opinion.
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