Faster Via processor finds home in updated OQO handheld

Via is shipping a 1.6GHz C7-M processor that's being used in an updated version of OQO's handheld computer.

Via Technologies is shipping a faster version of its C-7M ultra low-voltage processor, and the 1.6GHz chip has found a home in an updated version of US-based OQO's diminutive handheld computer, the company said Monday.

The updated OQO Model 02 has the same slide-up display that reveals a QWERTY keyboard. Equipped with the 1.6GHz C7-M ULV processor, the handheld computer is priced starting from US$1,849. The Model 02 weighs less than 1 pound (454 grams) and measures 14.2 centimeters (cm) by 8.4cm by 2.5cm. It runs Windows Vista and comes with an 80GB hard-disk drive and 1GB of RAM.

Swap Vista for Windows XP Home Edition and choose a slower version of the C7-M, and the price of the Model 02 can fall to US$1,249. At that price, you get a 1.2GHz C7-M ULV processor, a 40GB hard disk, and 512MB of RAM. A Model 02 based on the 1.5GHz version of the C7-M starts at US$1,599.

For users who want a powerful system, the Model 02 is available with Windows Vista, a 120GB hard drive and a CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) 2000-1x EV-DO (Evolution Data Optimized) mobile data card for US$2,199. A 32GB solid-state drive is also available, starting from US$2,349.

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