I wish I could have made to CTIA. In fact, I wish I could hit all the great mobile conferences. My kids love it when I come home with vendor swag. My wife on the hand…
If you are still attending CTIA this week, then be sure to stop by OQO‘s boot areas. Here are the details from OQO’s Event Page on what OQO is demonstrating. Their demo of global 3G sounds quite intriguing, especially since it looks like OQO will be announcing the Model 02 with that functionality soon.
- Qualcomm Booth #1948
OQO and Qualcomm collaborate in first technology demonstration of an ultra mobile PC with built-in global 3G connectivity. The OQO model 02 prototype features Qualcomm’s Gobi solution, a dual-3G chipset and firmware compatible with both EV-DO and HSPA networks. The technology demonstration is a significant step towards a converged mobile Internet platform with worldwide roaming capability. OQO is not presently making available a product for sale with the Gobi solution. Availability of the OQO model 02 computer with this functionality may be announced at a future date.
- Motorola Booth #1806 and WiMAX Lounge Central Lobby
OQO is also showcasing a technology demonstration of the model 02 computer with embedded WiMAX in the Motorola booth. OQO is collaborating with Motorola and other ecosystem players including Sprint XOHM to ensure end to end interoperability and a seamless user experience. Motorola is a global leader in communications with a broad portfolio of mobile WiMAX solutions including their Wi4 infrastructure products.
- Garmin Booth #6639
The OQO model 02 with the Garmin Mobile PC solution is also being displayed in Garmin’s CTIA booth. The Garmin Mobile PC software features a simple, intuitive interface for turn by turn, voice prompted navigation on the OQO model 02 UMPC. Bundled with the software is the Garmin GPS20x, a compact, high-sensitivity GPS receiver that connects to the OQO model 02 computer via USB. The Garmin Mobile PC solution will be available for purchase in Q2 of 2008.