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OQO this year
By: elysian9 @ 11:29 PM

From Geekzone:

"The OQO computer weighs approximately 14 ounces, making it the smallest, high performance Windows XP computer with complete PC functionality. Measuring a mere 4.9 inches x 3.4 inches x 0.9 inches, the OQO computer is the size of a PDA with the power and features of a laptop. As a standalone device, the OQO computer slips easily into a shirt pocket and is a complete Windows XP wireless handheld computer"

Specifications

1GHz Transmeta Crusoe™ TM5800 series processor
20GB hard drive (shock-mounted)
256MB DDR RAM
800 x 480 W-VGA 5" transflective display (indoor / outdoor readable)
Thumb keyboard with mouse buttons and TrackStik™
802.11b wireless
Bluetooth™
4-pin FireWire™ (IEEE1394)
USB 1.1
3.5mm stereo headphone jack (supports stereo headphone or mono headset plus optional multimedia controller)
Microphone
Integrated pen-based digitizer with OQO digital pen
Removable lithium polymer battery
OQO docking cable includes
3D accelerated 1280 x 1024 video output (VGA and LVDS)
Serialized PCI
Additional USB
Additional FireWire (IEEE1394)
Ethernet
DC power
Audio out

Additional features

External antenna connector for 802.11b
Active HDD protection instantly parks hard drive upon detecting freefall
Thumbwheel allows for traditional scrolling as well as enhanced features for easy closed-mode navigation
Screen slides on rack and pinion mechanism to reveal thumb-style keyboard
Keyboard has smart-lock with LED indicators on shift, control, function and alt keys
Ambient light sensor automatically adjusts backlight to appropriate level

Included accessories

AC adaptor
Docking cable
Desktop tray
OQO digital pen

Photos and specs. http://www.oqo.com/hardware/photos/photo03.html


By: ToolkiT @ 05:39 AM

pretty cool unit!

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By: elysian9 @ 02:37 PM

I agree. Definitely a Clie killer, and probably a PDA killer. And if they make them smaller, a smart phone killer.


By: snerdy @ 03:11 PM

Wow, that thing sure has changed a lot since they first started working on the project.

It is a kind of PDA killer (in that you would never need a PDA if you could just take your whole desktop computer with you when you walk out of the house), but rather than competing with cellphones, the OQO people would probably tell you they're competing with laptops. That is, they're starting from handheld computing and looking to compete with physically larger devices, rather than smaller ones. As a Newton user (a wound that never heals), this concept appeals to me greatly.


By: elysian9 @ 03:18 PM

If the reviews are positive and the price not nuts, then my laptop's going to Ebay. But my Treo 600 will stay in my pocket.

Vaporware
By: meyerweb @ 01:02 PM

OQO hasn't even produced their PRIOR design, which was announced in April of 2002 for release later in 2002. I wouldn't put a deposit down on one of these.

See http://www.brighthand.com/article/O...re_Hall_of_Fame

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Re: Vaporware
By: snerdy @ 05:06 PM

quote:
Originally posted by meyerweb
OQO hasn't even produced their PRIOR design

So, what you're trying to say is that you think this thing is vaporware? Or, wait -- do you think it's vaporware? I'm not sure I understand you quite yet. Please repost this information in as many threads as possible until your position becomes clear. Thanks.


By: Kupe @ 06:42 PM

You don't have to think it's vaporware to know it's vaporware. It's an intriguing concept, but for some reason the folks at OQO, in spite of a (relatively) large capital investmet line, seem unable to productize their idea.

If the OQO concept seems like it would be such a palm/smartphone/notebook killer, I wonder why the Sony/Sharp/Toshibas of the world haven't run with it - aftr all, they have already proven their ability to put very small form factor windows machines in the consumer's hands. (i.e. http://www.silverace.com/libretto/ )

Re: Re: Vaporware
By: meyerweb @ 09:35 PM

quote:
Originally posted by snerdy

So, what you're trying to say is that you think this thing is vaporware? Or, wait -- do you think it's vaporware? I'm not sure I understand you quite yet. Please repost this information in as many threads as possible until your position becomes clear. Thanks.



So what's your problem? PMS?

There were two threads, I replied to both. Is that some kind of crime?

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