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A PC That Fits in a Coat Pocket... OQO O2

Boot Camp feature for Thursday, December 27, 2007

A full fledged notebook PC...that fits in a coat pocket. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Ultra mobile PCs haven't yet caught on the way Microsoft and others had hoped by now. But they are getting better and better. OQO's O2....balances size and power in a paperback book sized package....with a high resolution screen and a slide out keyboard. The result is an Ultra mobile...that lets you take Windows Vista and all of its applications everywhere. And the ability to order it with built in wireless connectivity to high speed EVDO networks...can make the OQO truly useful...even if you need to thumb type Blackberry style on the slide out keyboard. About the market, OQO CEO Dennis Moore...

"When people need the full power of a computer in their pocket, really a laptop computer is not a solution today. There isn't a laptop that can fit in your pocket. Some environments where this is important might be in a hospital for doctors and nurses. They want to have something they can carry around with them, look at X-rays and MRI results. We have soldiers who use this. And they need something that can really fit in a small pouch but deliver the connectivity. Floor traders at a commodities exchange."

. The design of the OQO O2 is impressive. Prices start at about 13 hundred dollars. A docking station that includes an optical drive...is 300 dollars additional. Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.