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Oqo 02: It's Here And We Touched It, Perhaps Inappropriately

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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.

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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).

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It looks like OQO heard my plea...I sold my OQO 01+ mostly because I detested the membrane keyboard. It just felt cheap and flimsy. It looks like they took the keyboard from my HP 200LX (which I still own and love), squared off the button edges and slapped it on the Model 02. I really like the looks of this thing. One big question...does it have enough shared video memory to run Google Earth? This could be the mini-lappie I sell my Fujitsu P1510D and Dell Axim X51v to buy. I would have to get the extended battery, of course. It will still be three months or so before you can actually buy this thing...but it will be at just the right time to take my summer storm-chasing trip. This OQO will fit into my gear bag perfectly!