We knew it existed about it a month ago, but tonight we saw, and more importantly, felt up the new Oqo model. Vista capable (it also will run XP Pro, Home, and Tablet PC Edition 2005) with an updated 1.5 GHz VIA C7M processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 60 GB hard drive. What is completely new to the model, as we speculated, is Wireless WAN via integrated EV-DO with Sprint, though a rep said they're working with other providers. Also new are two thumb TouchScrollers to scroll horizontally and vertically, along with the backlit keyboard. Our only gripes are the single USB 2.0 port and the kind of craptacular less-than-three hour battery life. Oqo dock action after the jump.
The slick, minimalist docking station for the Oqo, into which they slipped an optical drive, has a collapsible design with an adjustable arm and cradle. Correcting the USB deficiency of the stand-alone Oqo unit, it provides three USB 2.0 ports. Rounding out the package are HDMI and VGA ports, made more useful by the included HDMI-DVI adapter.
They're both available now, with the Oqo starting at $1499, and the docking station available for $299 (DVD combo drive) and $399 (DVD+/-RW).
Product Page [Gizmodo]