OQO hopes to make the handheld more powerful
The San Fransisco based startup has turned some heads at Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC). OQO is the first to bring the full power of windows XP to a PDA-sized computer.
This little guy packs a ton of power though, starting with a 1GHz Crusoe TM5800 processor by Transmeta Corp. It also includes a 4-inch, super bright VGA color LCD; Synaptics touchscreen; 256 Mbyte onboard RAM; 10 Gbyte+ hard drive; 13914 FireWire; USB; audio; OQO-link connectors; and 802.11b Bluetooth wireless networking.
All of this in a package measuring 4.0 inches by 2.9 inches and weighs less than 9 ounces. The mission is to make the product totally versatile. When inserted into a OQO-designed enclosure, it becomes a notebook PC. When placed in a cradle with a standard screen and keyboard, if functions as a desktop PC.
This approach to modular design really bridges the gap between mobile and personal computing. While not quite as mobile as a PDA currently…there’s a lot of potential for such an extenable device.