First Impression of Inowell's UREN V1 UMPC

We were pretty impressed the first time we saw Innowell's in-car UMPC (unfortunately named the UREN), but after getting a bit of hands-on time with it last week, the infatuation is slowly waning. First of all, it's nowhere near as sexy as OQO's Model 02, despite it having a larger 7-inch touch screen. Also, the UREN feels downright cheap when holding it, unlike the Model 02 which is the kind of gadget you don't want to put down once you pick it up. Both UMPCs have built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but only the 02 has integrated EV-DO. Ultimately, however, it's the UREN's 1.5-hour battery life (half that of the Model 02) that turned us off.

OQO Model 02 [Gizmodo]
Innowell UREN V1 [Gizmodo]