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[December 05, 2007]

OQO Announces Model e2 With Embedded HSDPA Mobile Broadband Capability

(Canada Newswire English Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) Attention Business And Technology Editors

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LONDON, Dec. 5 /CNW/ -- OQO, Inc., creator of the world's smallest fully-functional Windows Vista(R) 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.

OQO pioneered the ultra mobile PC category, and earlier this year released the first UMPC with embedded 3G mobile broadband capability for the United States, based on CDMA EV-DO technology. With today's announcement, the integration of 3G UMTS/HSDPA technologies further establishes OQO's commitment to leadership in this growing category and to providing mobility solutions for European and Asian markets. The OQO model e2 with embedded HSDPA is currently not offered for sale in the United States.

With a suggested retail price starting at pounds Sterling 1099 + VAT, the model e2 with embedded HSDPA is available immediately through multiple international distributors and resellers, including eXpansys (http://www.expansys.com) and Dynamism (http://www.dynamism.com).

"The recently launched model e2 has already been a hot seller for us. I use one myself and it has revolutionised the way I work," said Roger Butterworth, chief executive officer of eXpansys. "With the addition of HSDPA, we are expecting even stronger demand. The OQO model e2 with HSDPA is the ultimate mobile productivity device, and a great holiday gift -- it's on my list!"

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About OQO
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Based in San Francisco, California, OQO, Inc. has redefined mobile computing with its groundbreaking products, including the new ultra-small, powerful, ergonomic, and connected model e2 released in 2007. The OQO model e2 is a full-featured computer running standard Windows XP or Windows Vista with an award-winning design and a pocketable, dockable form-factor that gives the mobile individual or workforce 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) 2007 OQO, Inc. All rights reserved.

Virginia Jamieson of OQO, Inc., +44-7944466287, pressinternational@oqo.com; or Matt Phillips, +1-415-939-4185, matt.phillips@bitepr.com, for OQO, Inc. Web Site: http://www.oqo.com

Copyright 2007 Canada Newswire Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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