OQO Model 03 Revealed, Along with Specs
OQO sadly went out of business in April of 2009 just before they were able to get the Atom powered OQO Model 2+ into the hands of customers. This was a deeply felt loss for UMPC fans. The site www.oqo.cc is now showing something they are calling the “OQO Model03”, which is an upgrade version of the OQO 2+. For anyone willing to pay premium prices to get their hands on this new device, all disappointment is forgiven.
The Oqo site appears to be the official Chinese arm of OQO. In an article dated July 18th, 2010, the OQO’s return is heralded with the hilariously translated headline “Return of the King! OQO Model 03 heavy equipment listed!” The new Model 03 is of the Atom variety and features a 1.2GHz Z515, 1.6GHz Z530, 1.86GHz Z540, or 2.0GHz Z550, depending on the edition. Other notable changes include Windows 7, “WCDMA \ EVDO \ TD-SCDMA and other 3G network support, and supposedly a multi-touch screen. The same article says that this device will be launched in the “third quarter of 2010.”