CES 2009: OQO Model 02+ Looks Amazing with that Touch OLED Screen

SONY DSC Rob is getting ready to head out to a meeting with the folks at OQO to talk about the new Model 02+ with that OLED touchscreen. We’re all excited to see this in action and anxious to hear what Rob has to say. We’ll obviously be following this very closely, but in the meantime, the gang at Gizmodo has some pictures up that make this look very similar but also quite enticing. Every time I ever picked up and OQO (remember OQO sponsored our CES coverage last year) I wanted to touch that screen. Also enticing is the $1500 price point, but we’ll have to see what that includes.

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  1. Jason

    01/07/2009 at 4:37 pm

    That is nice looking, along the lines of similar devices is Samsung showing off a new Q type.

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  2. scoobie

    01/07/2009 at 4:39 pm

    800 x 480 screen resolution still = big mistake

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  3. MarceloR

    01/07/2009 at 4:56 pm

    Anxious to know if it still supports a stylus with an *active* diigitizer as in previous versions.

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  4. FlyingShawn

    01/07/2009 at 4:59 pm

    Scroll to the bottom of Gizmodo’s pictures and you’ll find a pricing sheet that includes specs:

    Base price $999:
    Atom Z520 (1.33Ghz)
    XP Home
    60GB HDD
    1GB RAM
    Wifi (802.11a/b/g) + Bluetooth
    5″ Wide VGA LCD with touchscreen (non-OLED)

    Base price $1499
    Atom Z540 (1.86Ghz)
    Vista Business or XP Pro
    120GB HDD (60GB SSD available for +$700)
    2GB RAm
    Wifi (802.11a/b/g) + Bluetooth
    5″ Wide VGA active matrix OLED with touchscreen

    Optional for 1.86Ghz version:
    60GB SSD $700
    Embedded 3G Gobi Global Mobile Internet (EVDO/open-SIM HSDPA) $149 + wireless subscription

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  5. BiteThis

    01/07/2009 at 5:27 pm

    Tell them if they sell them with linux, I will buy one. Sorry no M$ for me.

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  6. Joe

    01/07/2009 at 5:53 pm

    It really seems to me based on the Gizmodo page that there will NOT be an active digitizer, which is unfortunate.

    All it says is “Integrated Touchscreen” and “Stylus (optional accessory)” as opposed to “Digital Pen” on the Model 02.

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  7. Norman D. Robinson

    01/07/2009 at 6:23 pm

    Listen…, I hate to be a pain in the backside but “Where the Hell..!!!” is the webcam…!!!??? Honestly OQO…!!?? Are you guys sleeping over there? I was hoping the new device could replace my desktop. I mean if my HTC TyTN II cell phone can have both a 3MP still camera and a webcam for video conferences what is the problem with your development team. Mercy….!!!! I’ll keep my attention focused on the netbooks. They have everything and they cost less. If I’m paying more I want and should have it all.

    You guys please tell me there is another option completing this almost perfect device….????

    Signed,

    Very.., very…, disappointed. :'(

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  8. Norman D. Robinson

    01/07/2009 at 7:10 pm

    Listen…, I’m very disappointed in these guys (OQO Engineers) for not including any camera device of any sort….!!!! Please ask them what their problem is with listening to the purchasing public. I really wish that Sony still had the UX UMPC’s with an improved keyboard that had closer functionality to the OQO’s keyboard. Apart from the terrible keyboard it was the most complete of all the UMPCs.

    Please ask them whether or not they intend to complete the features of this device (OQO 2+) or should I look elsewhere for my everywhere anytime computing hardware? There are other options in the market that are far more complete and I was holding off in purchasing them in hopes of OQO coming through with something really innovative and complete.

    Yes OLED is really awesome and all but the screen appears to beveled and not smooth and flush like the 02. The whole thing is not any thinner and the battery life doesn’t appear to have been improved. I was hoping to turn this on in the morning hibernate or standby through lunch and maybe recharge in the docking station in the afternoon while doing some heavy typing in desktop mode. All the time using the standard battery.

    If I need to do an instant conference call with another colleague possibly using M$ OCS and a web conference is required I can just smile and my feature complete OQO obliges me without issue. For $1500+ I should not be reaching for any additional hardware to do what I have to do. No excuses….!!!!

    I would rather not have to reach for another device for any reason throughout the day. Tell then to please just shoe horn in a webcam like everyone else for goodness sake..!!! Try the upper right-hand corner utilizing the same webcam as the HTC TyTN II cell phone. I’m certain that can fit…!!!

    Come on folk, what’s up…!!!!????!!!!

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