OQO Model 01

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In late 2004, OQO launched its model 1 – probably the smallest machine yet to run full-blown Windows. It was little larger than a standard PDA, and had the sort of build quality you’d be more likely to associate with military hardware. It had a sliding screen which smoothly rolled back on a rack-and-pinion system to reveal a full 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 late in 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 the following year) and featured a 1 GHZ Transmeta Crusoe processor, 20 GB HD, and 256 MB of RAM.

It included USB 1.1, Firewire, a headphone port, and a built-in microphone, integrated wireless radio, as well as Bluetooth. The OQO uses an Wacom electromagnetic induction-type pen stylus with a magnetic field sensitive 800 x 480 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

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