Not familiar with the OQO? You should be, here is a blurb from the website at http://www.oqo.com/:
“The OQO model 01 ultra personal computer (uPC) is a fully-functional Windows XP computer. The OQO has a 1GHz processor, a 20GB hard drive, 256MB of RAM, a color transflective display, and integrated wireless [802.11 and Bluetooth], as well as Fire Wire and USB ports. It is powerful enough to run your most complex applications.
Just 4.9 inches long, 3.4 inches wide, .9 inches thin, and weighing only 14 ounces, the model 01 can fit in a pocket or purse and go with you anywhere. For easy typing and cursor control it has a complete thumb keyboard with TrackStik and mouse buttons as well as digital pen and thumbwheel. It is the much anticipated device for people who previously had to choose between the bulk and awkwardness of a laptop and the limited capability of a PDA.
The OQO model 01 is also the most versatile computer to date. With the OQO docking cable, it can easily connect to projectors and Ethernet. Placed in the desktop stand it is a desktop computer, allowing you to connect easily to a variety of peripherals, including full-size keyboards, printers, scanners, and high-resolution monitors. It shifts easily from one mode to the other with no data synchronization required.
With an OQO model 01 you can move throughout your day and enjoy constant access to all your information and Windows XP programs. You can use the same computer for high-powered applications at work, sending email at home, listening to music on a train, or watching a movie on an airplane. It is the only computer you need.”
And, the device has been spotted in stores. Visit the Web site, and look at the pics and video, this one has potential.

2 thoughts

  1. I think this is a great little device. Hoever, right of the bat I will tell you I DO NOT like the fact that the screen is on the outside. What’s from keeping the screen from getting damaged in my briefcase?
    If your going to make a protable machine, you have to protect the screen right off the bat.

  2. We’re looking at both the OQO and the FlipStart (www.flipstartpc.com) for an upcoming project. They’re both small Windows XP machines. The OQO is slightly smaller, but the Flipstart has a higher resolution screen and a larger hard drive. It also flips open, so you don’t have that exposed screen dilemma. I’ve signed up on each site for email updates, and I’ve gotten nothing yet from either–surprising considering the OQO is available now.

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