Long before netbooks were just a twinkle in… somebody’s eye, OQO was making full fledged Windows computers that you could fit in your pocket. The OQO Ultra Mobile PCs were tiny, but they were also pretty expensive and never really sold in large enough numbers to keep the company afloat, and OQO went under in May, 2009.

But UMPC Portal notes that a Chinese OQO site appears to have information about a new OQO Model 03. The Model 2 never made it to market, but the Model 3 devices actually appears to have decent, modern specs.That includes a choice of an Intel Atom Z515, Z530, Z540, or Z550 processor (ranging from 1.2GHz to 2GHz in clock speeds)>

Like earlier OQO models, the OQO Model 03 has a 4.8 inch touschreen display and a QWERTY thumb keyboard which slides out from behind the screen. The device will apparently have a 32GB to 128GB solid state disk, up to 2GB of RAM, a 1024 x 600 pixel display, and Intel GMA 500 graphics. It also packs a USB port, HDMI port, and an expansion port that can be used for VGA or Ethernet connections.

the OQO Model 03 runs Windows 7, supports Bluetooth, WiF, and 3G, and the handheld computer weighs just 0.94 pounds.

The Chinese company seems to be a former partner of OQO USA. So the new device could be legit — although I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s only released in China.

The OQO Model 03 doesn’t appear to be a budget device. The company is selling it for between $2000 and $4800 US depending on the configuration.

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign


Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,543 other subscribers

11 replies on “Is an OQO Model 3 UMPC in the works?”

  1. I bought one in 08 ans it crashed the next day. Had to send it back. I definitely wont trust a china version.

  2. The Model 2 was out for a couple of years, but the 2+ never made it out. I paid about $2300 for my complete Model 02 kit, and was able to sell it for $1300 two years later. I miss it…but the Viliv N5 is a fair substitute.

  3. It’s been updated that this is a Chinese knock off and OQO is in no way involved.

Comments are closed.