So, here's an interesting tale. That render that Ocosmos teased us with at the front-end of this week? The version with the slide-out QWERTY keyboard has been nixed, so those hoping and praying for a release date on that one can keep right on dreaming. But the other units are mighty real, and the company swears up and down it's on track to ship 'em both, despite not having a functioning unit here at CES. The OCS1U will be based on Intel's Oak Trail platform (1.5GHz), and if all goes well, it'll ship in the first half of this year. The device be based around Windows 7, and will be "priced competitively" compared to the iPad -- so, in other words, around $500 or so.

Other specifications will include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, optional 3G, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, a 5-inch capacitive touch panel (1024 x 600), a 32GB / 64GB SSD, microSD card slot, HDMI / USB ports, an inbuilt accelerometer and front (1.3 megapixel) / rear (3 megapixel) cameras. Furthermore, both of the joystick pads -- which flank the screen on the left and right -- will be totally customizable, so they can do one thing while in a game and another while handling Office duties. The OCS1E is a screen-only affair, with the same internal configuration. In order to add joysticks to this one, you'll need either a magnetic dock or a folio case, both of which have Bluetooth joystick pads embedded. This guy's expected to ship at the end of this year or in early 2012, but it's obviously too early to estimate pricing. Take a closer look in the gallery below and the video just past the break.

Ocosmos showcases next-gen OCS1 Windows 7 handhelds at CES 2011

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World's Powerful Tiny Computer Unveiled at CES 2011

Unparalleled Mobile Gaming Device, based on Intel® Atom™ Processor, Developed by OCOSMOS
Brings PC-like Power to Handheld Devices


LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2011)-OCOSMOS Co., Ltd, a leading innovator and developer of consumer electronics and solutions, today unveiled one of the world's smallest personal computer and gaming devices: the OCS1 Tiny Computer (TC), revolutionizing both business and gaming mobile PC markets.

The OCS1 is a family of Tablet PCs powered by Intel's next generation Atom™ platform codenamed "Oak Trail", running Windows 7, and capable of running the most demanding online PC games, MMORPG, 3D, productivity and social networking applications. It's a handheld mobile device with the power of a PC. Its OMOS Key user interface enhances the ease and speed of tasks and games commonly performed on a laptop or desktop and its intuitive control mechanism is superior to multi-touch interfaces for playing games and browsing the Web.

The OCS1 is a powerful mobile device that enables PC-based games and applications, with its OMOS interface, 5.0-Inch TFT Capacitive touch screen, QWERTY keyboard, connectivity over Wi-Fi, WiMax, detachable HSDPA, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB 2.0 HS, powerful stereo sound, gyroscope, and full Internet browsing capability, making it ideal for running the most demanding hardcore and social networking games and communities.

"Ever seen a handheld that can run StarCraft II? You have now," says Sean Holister, contributing editor for engadget.com.

"OCS1 is the world's first TC that provides the same experience of playing online games as on a PC," said Eu-jin Oh, President of OCOSMOS. "Users will love the TC's capabilities, ease of use, power, and mobility."

The OCS1 TC delivers a new platform of tiny PC technology that benefits both business users and the gaming public, and its unique OMOS Key interface overcomes the limitations of existing mobile devices with an innovative OMOS Key interface.

"The Intel Atom processor is designed to deliver high performance and ultra low power across a range of connected mobile devices," said Rene Torres, director of marketing for Intel's Notebook and Tablet Group. "The OCS1, developed by OCOSMOS, represents a good example of what is possible with Intel's upcoming Oak Trail platform."
The OCS1 specifications include:

* Intel Oak Trail platform
* Up to 64GB of solid-state storage
* Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
* 5.0-Inch TFT Capacitive Multi-touch screen
* 1024 x 600 pixel resolution capacitive touch screen
* Front and rear cameras (1.3MP Webcam in front , 3.1MP camera in back)
* A microphone for video chat sessions
* Windows 7 OS
* OMOS Key Interface: useful as a mouse, and customizable for character input
* 1GB of RAM installed, upgradable to 2GB
* Right/Left keys on the device shoulder for gaming
* microSD Memory Card Expansion Slots
* Gyroscope/Accelerometer

"The TC is a revolution in mobile culture," says OCOSMOS General Manager, Marketing, Jay-Hun Kim. "With its powerful Intel Atom processor, the OCS1 is positioned to win against other portable gaming consoles on the market, not to mention PCs, and users will find fast 2D and 3D image editing compelling"

The OCOSMOS OCS1 TC will be available in North America late in H1 2011, and will later be available in Korea and other global markets. OCOSMOS is planning to work with mobile operators, major online and offline distributors for the OCS1, and will collaborate with leading game developers to enhance existing games for the TC platform.

At CES 2011, the OCOSMOS team will demo the OCS1. OCOSMOS will exhibit and hold briefings at the Venetian Tower and at the South Hall Lower Level Booth 26533, as well as appear at ShowStoppers. Stop by the booth to learn more.

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Gamer's Dream Windows 7 Tablet PC Launched at CES 2011

World's Only Tablet with Detachable Controller, Stylus Stand, Pouch and OMOS Key
Brings High-End PC Power and Uniquely Intuitive Interface to Gamers and Office Workers

LAS VEGAS (January 7, 2011)-OCOSMOS Co., Ltd, a leading innovator and developer of consumer electronics and solutions, today unveiled the world's most user-friendly personal computer and gaming device: the OCS9 Tablet PC, revolutionizing both professional and gaming PC markets.

The OCS9 is a multimedia PC tablet powered by Intel's next generation Atom platform codenamed "Oak Trail", running Windows 7, and capable of running the most demanding online PC games, MMORPG, 3D, productivity and social networking applications. It's a high-end tablet PC. Its uniquely usable OMOS Key interface enhances the ease and speed of tasks and games commonly performed on a laptop or desktop and its intuitive control mechanism is superior to multi-touch interfaces for playing games and browsing the Web.

The OCS9 is built for hardcore and casual gaming, interactive entertainment, social networking and productivity applications, with its OMOS interface, nine-inch (diagonal) multi-touch display, detachable QWERTY controller with virtual keyboard, connectivity over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB 2.0 HS, powerful stereo sound, and long battery life, making it the ideal Tablet PC. A stand allows users to tilt the tablet for operation at a convenient angle. The OCS9 also comes with a pouch that holds the detachable controller and the alternate battery.

"OCS9's OMOS Key raises the bar for the most usable Tablet PC interface," said Eu-jin Oh, president of OCOSMOS. "Users will love the OCS9's capabilities, ease of use and power."

The OCS9 Tablet PC delivers a new platform of Tiny Computer (TC) technology that benefits both business users and the gaming public, and its unique OMOS Key interface overcomes the limitations of multi-touch interfaces.

"The Intel Atom processor continues to create waves of innovation in the industry," said Rene Torres, director of marketing for Intel's Notebook and Tablet Group. "We are excited to see OCOSMOS take advantage of Intel Atom's performance and compatibility to bring PC-class gaming experiences to life with their OCS9 announcement."
The OCS9 specifications include:

* Intel's next generation Atom processor platform codenamed Oak Trail Up to 64GB of solid-state storage
* Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
* 9.0 Inch (Diagonal) Widescreen Multi-Touch Display
* 1024 x 768 pixel resolution capacitive touch screen
* Front and rear cameras (1.3MP Webcam in front, 3.1MP camera in back)
* A microphone for video chat sessions
* Windows 7 Home Premium
* OMOS Key Interface: useful as a mouse, and customizable for character input
* 64GB of Internal SSD storage
* External Micro SD Card up to 64GB
* Right/Left keys on the device shoulder for gaming
* Gyroscope/Accelerometer

"The OCS9 Tablet PC is a revolution in gaming," says OCOSMOS representative, Jay-Hun Kim. "With the Intel Atom platform and OMOS controller, the OCS9 is positioned to blow away other portable gaming consoles on the market, not to mention PCs, and users will find that 2D and 3D image editing is even faster than on a desktop PC."

OCOSMOS is planning to work with major online and offline distributors for the OCS9, and will collaborate with leading game developers to enhance existing games for the platform. The product will be available in the United States mid 2011, and will later be available in China and other global markets.

At CES 2011, the OCOSMOS team will demo the OCS9. OCOSMOS will exhibit and hold briefings at the Venetian Tower and at the South Hall Lower Level Booth 26533, as well as appear at ShowStoppers. Stop by the booth to learn more.

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Ocosmos showcases next-gen OCS1 Windows 7 handhelds at CES 2011 (video)