OQO Announces Model e2 with HSDPA Capability – Now SIM-Free

OQO Model e2 Our SIM-toting comrades in Europe must be quite happy today. OQO has announced that the e2 Tablet PC is now available with open-SIM 3G data access, allowing the e2 to access those high-speed HSDPA networks they all enjoy. Here’s to hoping that open-SIM access is not too far away for those of us in the states!

Here is a link to the press release and snippet:


OQO, Inc., creator of the world’s smallest fully-functional Windows Vista ® PC, today announced availability of the new model e2 with embedded HSDPA mobile broadband capability, providing customers in Europe and Asia with widely-available high-speed Internet connectivity. The OQO model e2 with embedded HSDPA is designed specifically to meet international demand for anytime/anywhere computing with access to the Internet and networked PC applications in a pocketable and ergonomic form factor.

““Savvy individuals and enterprise users around the world are demanding access to all their information and applications wherever they go,” said Dennis Moore, CEO, OQO. ““We are seeing rapid growth in Europe and Asia, and the release of the model e2 with built-in HSDPA positions OQO in these markets as the leader in next-generation mobile computing.”

The model e2 with embedded mobile broadband supports data access through UMTS/HSDPA at 2100MHz, and is downward compatible with GPRS/EDGE networks at 900MHz and 1800MHz. Download speeds of up to 3.6 Mbps are supported. The product is available SIM-free and network unlocked, allowing customers maximum flexibility in selecting their preferred wireless operator and data plan. Users of the model e2 have their choice of connectivity options, including tri-band wide-area wireless, WiFi 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth 2.0.

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