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MacBytes
Jan 8, 2007, 07:50 AM
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sushi
Jan 8, 2007, 08:04 AM
The original OQO was a neat concept.

This version is even better.

Those of us who have used Newton, Palm OS and Pocket PC devices know what Apple can do. While Apple may not introduce a PDA, a smartphone or something long those lines would be awesome. Can't wait until tomorrow gets here! :)

mkrishnan
Jan 8, 2007, 08:09 AM
I'm glad to see that OQO is continuing to get development, too. It may not be perfect, but I'm glad they're updating it rather than just trashing the concept. :)

sushi
Jan 8, 2007, 09:11 AM
I'm glad to see that OQO is continuing to get development, too. It may not be perfect, but I'm glad they're updating it rather than just trashing the concept. :)
Me too!

I may pick one up simply because Apple has no alternative...yet.

Killyp
Jan 8, 2007, 09:11 AM
Yeh, It's good that they've updated it. I remember when the OQO first came out, I thought it was absolutely amazing. However, it had become slow and out-of-date in comparison to the Vaios and other pocket PCs out there. The new one looks quite good though!

nagromme
Jan 8, 2007, 03:09 PM
A pocket computer would be infinitely better than any other computer most of the time. Meaning, all the time when I don't HAVE my laptop with me, making said laptop completely useless most of the time. But a computer always in my pocket would be functional, despite the compromises. Compromises are infinitely better than nothing!

The rest of the time, by adding a keyboard and larger display, a pocket computer could be just as good as any other computer for many non-intensive tasks.

And it need not be a portable keyboard/display--you could connect whatever display and keyboard is lying around at your destination (friend's house, office, etc.)

brad.c
Jan 8, 2007, 03:52 PM
I'm glad to see the ultra-slim continued as well--it just pains me that Apple isn't into the fray (yet?). I've longed to see a portable appliance that serves as a computing core that has access to most (if not all) of your desktop files and apps while on -the-go, yet can be plugged into a base-station type module for additional RAM/HD/CPU power.

Now if only it can play GTA.