Official specs for Ocosmos OCS1 released, targeting Q1 2011 launch


Being one of the first new devices we've seen to use Intel's upcoming Oak Trail platform and also being an increasingly rare new entry into the UMPC category, the Ocosmos OCS1 is definitely one to watch. First spotted at IDF in September, the device caught our eye with its sleek slider form factor, full QWERTY keyboard with intriguing gaming controls on either side, 5-inch touch screen, and of course the new Oak Trail processor with GMA600 GPU.

Although a decent amount of preliminary information about the device was revealed at IDF to pique our interest, we now have a more solid and complete picture of the OCS1 with the release of the official specification sheet that you can see for yourselves below. There aren't any major surprises, with the new information mainly confirming and fleshing out what we knew already.

Powered by an Oak Trail processor clocked at either 1.5 or 1.9GHz (more likely the former), the OCS1 will run Windows 7, have a 32GB SSD, support b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and (optional) 3G connectivity, and include a 5MP rear-facing camera and 1.3MP webcam, USB 2.0 ports, HDMI output, and a combination of gyroscope, proximity, and light sensors. The 5-inch display has also been confirmed as a capacitive touch screen with a resolution of 1024×768.

Unusually, Ocosmos is positioning the OCS1 as more of a gaming device, which although interesting and perhaps viable for older games is probably not ideal with the hardware not being suited to run recent PC games. Battery life is still a mystery with the company previously stating it was aiming for 10 hours, but as Chippy over at UMPCPortal has explained, this will probably be the standby time at best with a very large 24Wh battery, with the actual figures being more in the 3-5 hours range with a more probable 10-15Wh battery.

With the company targetting a Q1 2011 launch date and also looking to establish partnerships with carriers including AT&T, there is a chance we could see a lot more of the OCS1 at CES next year, perhaps at the Intel booth. Are you interested in the Ocosmos OCS1 and the next-generation of Oak Trail powered UMPCs? Or do you feel that the category has been eclipsed by the invasion of smartphones and tablets?


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Jeremy To

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