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QQQ'S ultra personal pc released
By: treobk214 @ 06:17 AM

interesting design.. actually, it looks awesome.

cnet displays it in one of their links, sorry I couldn't include it here.

runs windows xp or home on this handheld! looks formidable! but no other specs mentioned, but the screen looks beautiful.

keyboard also!
By: treobk214 @ 06:19 AM

looks like the screen slides up to reveal the keyboard. quite an intriguing little device here!!


By: aarons12 @ 06:27 AM

according to cnet's email news report on the show, this thing is cool but will sell for around $2,000! seems kind of expensive to me.

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By: bmacfarland @ 06:30 AM

I think you mean OQO from OQO.com.


By: bmacfarland @ 06:52 AM

It's too bad they couldn't put USB 2.0 in it.

yeah, way too expensive
By: treosensei @ 07:32 PM

i like the design, but no usb? so no syncing is possible?

$2000 is way too pricey, but a good start.


By: dbouchon @ 07:48 PM

It has USB 1.x

My concern would be the battery: does it have one? What's hte autonomy? With a hard drive, must be pretty shirt, right? (I used to have a IBM microdrive on my iPAQ, and it was such a drain for the battery...)

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Wow
By: BigTreo @ 08:12 PM

Now that's a great concept. I can carry my pc everywhere! Movies, music, software, 802.11b (g would be better though) with a 1 ghz processor, and personal data. I would always worry about crashing the hard drive though.

Re: Wow
By: Lucky_One @ 12:25 AM

quote:
Originally posted by BigTreo
I would always worry about crashing the hard drive though.


It has a mechanism that detects freefall and is supposed to park the drive head (hopefully) before contact.

Unfortunately, it won't be released until the Fall. Otherwise, I'd buy one in a second.


By: webslappy @ 01:17 AM

while definitely find the oqo intriguing (this is their second design), I believe it still doesn't have instant-on which, to me, eliminates it immediately. since it runs xp, it will hibernate but the wake-up is still too long to be effective. they're definitely getting close though.


By: Exciter @ 03:43 AM

http://www.oqo.com/hardware/video/


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


By: treobk214 @ 04:09 AM

starting to give the treo a run for its money.

except of course, its not a phone.

but the ddram... processing multiple jobs at a time... now we are getting somewhere.

borrows the concepts from the sidekick, the pocket pc, and a sony clie in a way.

if it included a phone feature, id be in line to buy one immediatly, too


By: treosensei @ 09:38 PM

just an observation, no intention of starting any debates by the last post....

Can you say "Vaporware"
By: meyerweb @ 12:58 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Lucky_One
Unfortunately, it won't be released until the Fall. Otherwise, I'd buy one in a second.


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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hmm
By: treobk214 @ 03:04 PM

makes you shake your head. oh well, maybe by 2005 they will think about launching their products..

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