Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Full Featured Portable Handheld Personal Computer

First Ultra-Personal Computer
= breakthrough tool
New technology

At the Microsoft Corp. Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2002 (WinHEC 2002) OQO announced the world's first ultra-personal computer, possibly representing a whole new PC category.

OQO's first product is a highly functional and versatile handheld wireless computer that easily becomes a notebook or desktop PC.

Measuring just 4.9 inches by 2.9 inches by 0.9 inches and weighing less than nine ounces, this miniPC is a full-function computer running with the following specs:

1) Microsoft Windows XP Professional and incorporating up to a
2) 1GHz Crusoe TM5800 processor from Transmeta Corporation;
3) four inch, super bright VGA color LCD;
4) Synaptics touchscreen;
5) 256MB onboard RAM;
6) 10GB hard drive;
7) 1394 FireWire, USB, audio, link connectors;
8) 802.11b and Bluetooth wireless networking.

As a standalone device, OQO's ultra-personal computer slips easily into a shirt pocket.

When inserted into an OQO-designed enclosure, it becomes a notebook PC.

When placed in a cradle with a standard screen and keyboard, it functions as a desktop PC.

The first OQO PCs will be probably available commercially in the second half of this year.

The company that has designed and developed this new type of personal computer includes executives, engineers and designers with exceptional credentials, including people who had held key positions at Apple Computer (Powerbook Design), Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, IBM Almaden Research, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Transmeta, and Oracle Corporation.

Must see!

See how the first ultra-personal computer looks like at:



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