OQO Model 01

In early 2005 OQO launched its model 1 – probably the smallest machine yet to run full-blown Windows. It was little larger than a standard PDA, had the sort of build quality you’d be more likely to associate with military hardware, and it had a sliding screen which smoothly rolled back on a rack-and pinion-system to reveal a full blown QWERTY keyboard, complete with number pad, underneath.

The original OQO model 01 was announced several years before prototypes were even seen, leading many people to call it vaporware until it was finally released in the fall of 2004. The computer shipped with windows XP installed (Home Edition or Professional, but the tablet PC Edition was not available until the model 01+ was released) and featured a 1 GHZ Transmeta Crusoe processor, 20 GB HD, and 256 MB of RAM. It included USB 1.1, Fire Wire, a headphone port, and a built-in microphone, integrated wireless radio, as well as Blutooth. The OQO uses an Wacom electromagnetic induction-type pen stylus with a magnetic field sensitive 800x480 resolution transflective screen. Retail shipments began on October 14, 2004. Its size is 4.9 in by 3.4 in by 0.9 in and it weighs 0.9 lbs

OQO ceased operations in April 2009

Manufacturer: OQO
Date: 2004

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH46452. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

OQO Model 01


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