OQO, a self-proclaimed pioneer in ultra-mobile personal computing, launched their second generation ultra-mobile PC, the model 02. The device launched yesterday with integrated Verizon Wireless broadband access high speed data service. First shown at CES the magnesium alloy chassis in black, features either a 1.2GHz or a 1.5GHz VIA C7M ULV processor and integrated graphics chipset together with OQO’s patented sub processor technology on a palm-sized motherboard design, up to 1GB DDR2 SDRAM operating at 533MHz, 60GB hard drive, and EV-DO wireless WAN.
The pocket-sized (5.6” x 3.3” x 1.0” and weighing one pound) device has a sliding 5″ WVGA LCD display, a 58-key thumb keyboard and track stick. The EL backlit keyboard includes numberpad and SmartLock™ keys to enhance usability and functionality. With 18 keyboard shortcuts configured on the model 02, you can quickly launch commonly used applications such as the OQO Wireless Dashboard. The model 02 keyboard also features a track stick mouse pointer for precise cursor movement with your thumb and dedicated zoom keys for quickly changing screen magnification that allow full interactivity while zoomed, and support 1000×600 and 1200×720 interpolated modes. It has flexibility with a full docking station and support for dual external displays at up to 1920 x 1200 pixels through digital (HDMI/DVI) and analog (VGA) video interfaces and OQO DisplaySense technology.
There are 9 antennas in the magnesium alloy chassis to accommodate wireless technologies: EV-DO WWAN, WiFi, and Bluetooth. With EV-DO WWAN, users have wireless high speed data services and network coverage of over 188 million people. Standard on all model 02 configurations is tri-mode WiFi (802.11a/b/g) with diversity antenna selection to improve performance. For personal area network connectivity, it can be paired with other devices such as keyboard, mouse, headset, and stereo headphones via Bluetooth.
Priced from $1499 to $1849 depending on speed of CPU and memory/disk configuration. And it even includes a video out: HDMI port.
Who cares about the funky name…that’s an ultra-mobile PC!