OQO has announced volume shipments of the OQO model 01 ultra personal computer start from 14 October. Weighing just 14 ounces, the model 01 is a complete PC that runs Microsoft Windows XP, based on a 1GHz Pentium-class processor, 20GB hard drive and 256 MB of memory in a pocketable form factor. The new product combines major advances in PC design with patented miniaturization technology to provide all the functionality of a laptop in the form factor of a handheld.
The new OQO model 01 measures 4.9" x 3.4" x 0.9" and offers a 800 x 480 outdoor-readable display, with 3D-accelerated graphics. Built in WiFi provides connectivity to wireless LANs, WiFi hotspots, and wireless Internet service providers. With integrated Bluetooth users can connect to peripherals such as mouse and keyboard as well as to wide-area mobile data networks via Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. The model 01 also includes native FireWire and USB for connecting standard PC peripherals plus several integrated input devices including: a thumb keyboard with mouse buttons, TrackStik pointing device, multimode thumbwheel and digital pen.
Docked with a full monitor and keyboard the model 01 is no different from today's PCs. Using the computer undocked, mobile workers and consumers can utilize the full capability of Windows XP everywhere they go.
"With the OQO model 01, OQO is forging new ground for the mobile experience," said Jim Allchin, group vice president of Platforms, Microsoft Corporation. "Business professionals get the convenience of a full Windows XP Professional implementation in a very portable device. I'm impressed not only with OQO's technical achievement, but with their creative vision, which addresses a real customer need."
It comes standard with the OQO docking cable, which incorporates VGA video, Ethernet, audio, power, FireWire and USB ports to further extend functionality at a desk, in a meeting, or on the road. Users can connect to a range of peripherals, including full-size keyboards, high-resolution monitors, optical drives, printers, scanners and projectors. With an OQO users can transition seamlessly from desktop mode to handheld mode with no data synchronization required.
The OQO model 01 is available with a base price of US$1899 and can be purchased from the OQO store on-line.