AT&T Wireless quietly put out last week the Ogo, a new text messaging device. Using their GPRS network, it is an attempt at rivaling the T-Mobile Sidekick. However, AT&T wants it to be a companion to your typical phone, rather than a replacement. The Ogo cannot make a voice call.
The Ogo is structured around Portals, which bundle content with an instant messaging provider. The more portals, the higher the price for service. Service isn’t too expensive however, at $17.99 for any customer with existing AT&T service.
In addition to instant messaging and portal surfing, Ogo bundles a standalone email client built-in, as well as full SMS support. The Ogo also supports a modified version of Bluetooth for future expansion and to communicate with other Ogo units in-range.