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,Ã¢â‚¬Â 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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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.