OQO Updates model 1 Pocketable PC

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OQO has released the model 1+, an improved version of its tiny computer that runs Windows XP.

Like its predecessor, the model 1+ is a pocket-sized device that includes a 5-inch, 800-by-480-pixel screen that slides up to reveal a small keyboard.

The latest version has 512 MB of RAM, twice as much as the original. It also includes a 30 GB hard drive, while the first version has a 20 MB one.

Unlike its predecessor, the model 01+ has USB 2.0, an internal speaker, and an improved pen-based digitizer.

In addition, it now ships with a new universal power supply which adds support for airplane and automobile DC power outlets.

This computer includes WiFi (802.11b) and Bluetooth wireless networking, plus FireWire.

OQO model 1 It has a docking cable which allows it to run a 1280 by 1024 monitor. This cable also adds Ethernet, power, and more USB and FireWire ports.

This device is 4.9 inches wide, 3.4 inches high, and 0.9 inches thick. It weighs 14 ounces.

“The OQO WiFi-enabled model 01 introduced last October was the first computer to make Windows XP a truly mobile experience. Everyone from prosumers on-the-go with Microsoft Office suite to field workers performing onsite data collection or accessing secure corporate networks wonder how they got along before the increased productivity that comes with a real PC that actually fits in your pocket.” said Jory Bell, OQO’s CEO. “Today’s introduction of the model 01+ brings our customers more memory, more features and more performance in the same amazingly small package and all for the same price as the original model 01.”

The model 01+ costs $1899 and can be purchased now at the OQO web site.

The original model 01 remains available with prices starting at $1499.

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