I had an “oh my god” reaction when I was shown OQO’s latest portable PC, earlier today. From what I was told (watch video) this new version is a big improvement over the previous two editions. It features a much more usable QWERTY keyboard featuring integrated trackball, mouse buttons, up/down/left/right scroll on the lower left of the device. There’s also really cool docking station (watch video). It sports Windows Vista or Window XP.
[flv]http://www.slashgear.com/videos/oqov2slashgear.flv[/flv]Video – Part 1
[flv]http://www.slashgear.com/videos/oqo2part2.flv[/flv]Video – Part 2
Here’s the kicker…it features Bluetooth, WiFi, 1GB of RAM, 1.5GHz VIA C7M ULV processor and Sprint Revision 0. EV-DO. There’s also an HDMI-DVI adapter that’s included in the package.
There are three models available, the good ($1499), the better ($1699) and the best ($1849).
I want to thank our new friend Dean at The Mercury News for taking the time to show me the new OQO. NOTE that no embargo was broken because it was lifted at 6:30PM PST on Jan 7, 2007.