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OQO Announces the OQO model 2+ With Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor, World’s First PC OLED Display, and Worldwide 3G Capability

January 7, 2009

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ — Pepcom, CES — OQO, Inc., creator of the
world’s smallest fully-functional Windows Vista(R) PC, today announced the new
model 2+ with Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor, the world’s first PC OLED display,
and worldwide 3G capability. Based on the 1.86GHz Intel Atom processor and 2GB
RAM, the OQO model 2+ offers performance up to twice as fast as its
predecessor and includes an embedded touchscreen for easier input. For mobile
professionals who need to work on the go, the model 2+ features Qualcomm’s
Gobi(TM) global mobile Internet solution, which supports both of the world’s
leading 3G cellular standards. These new features enable users to access
their enterprise networks, business productivity applications, and the full
Internet around the world. The OQO model 2+ will be available in the first
half of 2009 with pricing starting at $999.

“OQO is excited to work with Intel to deliver the highest performing
Mobile Internet Device (MID) on the market today,” said Bob Rosin, senior vice
president of sales and marketing at OQO. “The OQO model 2+ provides enterprise
users and prosumers with everything needed to get all their work done as they
move through their day — full Windows, complete mobility, and immediate
access to information and applications from wherever they are.”

“The Intel Atom processor is rapidly becoming the foundation for Mobile
Internet Devices that require high performance and full Internet to run the
broad set of enterprise and consumer applications,” said Gary Willihnganz,
director of marketing for the Ultra Mobility Group at Intel Corporation. “The
OQO model 2+ is an excellent example in the Productivity MID category which
combines the high performance, low power characteristics of Intel Atom with
OQO’s proven system-level innovation in delivering small, pocketable devices.”

The new OQO model 2+ is the world’s first PC with an embedded Organic
Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display. Users will immediately notice the
screen’s dramatically increased brightness and contrast with better outdoor
readability, greater range of colors, extremely wide viewing angles, faster
response time, and improved battery life. The integrated touchscreen is more
robust and accurate than conventional touchscreen technology and supports
stylus as well as finger-based input.

    Key new features of the OQO model 2+ include:

    -- Twice as Fast(1)
      -- Available with 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 CPU offering up to 2x
         improvement in processor-intensive tasks, and up to 5x improvement in

         multimedia performance
      -- Intel(R) System Controller Hub US15W with integrated 3D graphics
      -- DirectX 9 and H.264 video decode support in hardware
      -- 2GB RAM with 2.7x improvement in memory performance
      -- Up to 20% increase in battery life (3.5 hours with standard battery,
         and 7 hours with double capacity battery)
    -- Vivid and intuitive interface
      -- World's first PC with integrated Active Matrix OLED display;
         1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio, color gamut up to 110% of NTSC, 0.01ms

         response time, and viewing-angle free
      -- Embedded high-grade touchscreen for stylus and finger-based input
      -- Native resolution of highly-readable 800x480 with 1024x768 and
         1000x600 interpolated modes
    -- World-capable
      -- Featuring Qualcomm's Gobi solution, the industry's only embedded
         multi-mode module with support for CDMA2000 EV-DO and HSPA
      -- Designed to operate on Verizon Wireless and Sprint networks using
         Qualcomm's hybrid mode alternative solution as well as SIM-based
         networks including GPRS/EDGE, UMTS, and HSPA with speeds up to
         7.2Mbps
      -- Penta-band antenna for world coverage
      -- Verizon Wireless customers can roam internationally on the Vodafone
         network
      -- World keyboard and global power supply
    -- Eco-friendly
      -- RoHS compliant (reduced mercury, lead, cadmium, and other hazardous
         materials)
      -- Ultra low power consumption
    -- Secure
      -- Computrace(R) support in BIOS for asset tracking and recovery and
         remote data delete
      -- LoJack(R) for Laptops(TM) support
      -- TPM v1.2 embedded security
    -- Affordable for every professional segment
      -- Pricing starts at $999

Like its predecessor, the OQO model 2+ weighs less than one pound and is
truly pocketable with dimensions of 5.6″(W) x 3.3″(H) x 1.0″(D) and the
best-in-class integrated backlit thumb keyboard. The model 2+ supports large
external displays up to 1920×1200 with HDMI/DVI and VGA interfaces, offers
Wi-Fi(R) 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, and is compatible with the
full range of OQO model 02/e2 accessories. These include the OQO docking
station with embedded dual layer DVD+/-RW/RAM drive, as well as a wide range
of cases, GPS and vehicle mounts, and power solutions including standard and
extended batteries and the OQO air/auto power adapter.

Full specifications of the OQO model 2+ are available at:
http://www.oqo.com/products/model2+/specifications.html

OQO pioneered the ultra mobile PC category and has led the market with
each innovation. With today’s announcement, OQO has further established its
commitment to leading this growing category and providing mobility solutions
for worldwide markets.

With pricing starting at $999, the OQO model 2+ is available to order
immediately from OQO and through OQO enterprise, government, and retail sales
channels listed at http://www.oqo.com. First deliveries are expected to take
place during the first half of 2009.

About OQO

Based in San Francisco, California, OQO, Inc. has redefined mobile
computing with its groundbreaking products, including the new ultra-small,
powerful, ergonomic, and connected OQO model 2+. With an award-winning
design, the OQO model 2+ is a full-featured computer running standard Windows
XP or Windows Vista and a pocketable, dockable form-factor that gives the
mobile professional true Anytime/Anywhere Productivity(TM).

“OQO”, the OQO logo, and “Anytime/Anywhere Productivity” are trademarks of
OQO, Inc. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. (C)
2009 OQO, Inc. All rights reserved.

    (1) Benchmarking data based on tests using MobileMark(R) 2007 version 1.05

        and SiSoftware Sandra 2008.  Comparisons are to the OQO model 02
        computer.

SOURCE OQO, Inc.


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