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    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
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    pretty cool unit!
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    I agree. Definitely a Clie killer, and probably a PDA killer. And if they make them smaller, a smart phone killer.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    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.
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    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/ )
  9. #9  
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by snerdy
    As a Newton user (a wound that never heals), this concept appeals to me greatly.
    I too have a wound that never heals (shades of Frodo Baggins). Dealt to me by a Newton... Almost kept me from purchasing a Treo600 ... almost.
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