IT Resellers Deliver Productivity Anywhere with Tech Data U.S. Ultra-Mobile PC Solutions5 Sep, 2007
IT Resellers Deliver Productivity Anywhere with Tech Data U.S. Ultra-Mobile PC Solutions
CLEARWATER, FL - Tech Data Corporation is the first IT products distributor in the U.S. to offer resellers ultra-mobile PCs (UMPCs) from OQO. The manufacturer has developed one of the world's smallest, fully functional Windows Vista(TM) PCs and first UMPC with embedded 3G mobile broadband capabilities in a pocket-size device weighing 1 pound. It is now available to the channel through Tech Data's Client Computing business unit.
"UMPCs from OQO enable resellers to deploy more powerful mobile computing solutions configured and tailored to a wide range of vertical markets and specialized end-user environments," said Leslie Malone, Tech Data's director, Client Computing. "That versatility and specialization enables resellers to deliver more compelling and valuable client systems solutions that provide users with access to key business applications and productivity tools whether they're in the office, in the field or at home."
"UMPCs fill a critical functionality gap users have experienced between conventional notebooks and handheld devices like PDAs and smartphones that lack true enterprise application compatibility," said Bob Rosin, senior vice president of marketing and alliances, OQO. "OQO offers users a complete mobile experience with the power of Windows XP or Windows Vista in an ergonomic form factor that fits in the palm of your hand. We see tremendous application for OQO solutions among businesses of all sizes and recognize that partnering with resellers and the channel is paramount in order to successfully reach users nationwide. Our agreement with Tech Data's Client Computing team will help us reach many of the nation's most experienced IT resellers."
Tech Data distributes a complete line of OQO model 02 UMPCs and accessories, providing add-on sales and margin-building opportunities for resellers. The model 02 is available pre-loaded with Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition and Windows XP Professional. In addition to 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 technology, the model 02 can be shipped with integrated support for broadband connectivity to high-speed data networks from Sprint and Verizon Wireless. The model 02 also can be docked to an external display, keyboard and mouse when used in a desktop mode.
"Our customers are always looking to enhance productivity of not only their traveling workforce but also on-site employees who require the freedom to be mobile and away from their desk for extended periods of time," said Michael I. Choo, president, CS Business Systems. "While a laptop may be suitable for some users, a smaller device with the same computing power is an attractive alternative and a valuable addition to our own offering."
Resellers can leverage Tech Data's Integration Services to pre-load
additional software and further customize the model 02 to meet exact user
requirements. OQO accessories available through Tech Data include docking
stations, bags and cases, battery chargers and energy converters, screen
protectors and keyboards.