Sony UX Micro PC- OQO we hardly knew ya

OQOVaio73Now that the details of the new Sony UX Micro PC have been released two things are clear.  First this device is NOT an Origami/ UMPC device since it doesn’t meet the requirements of that device and it does not have the Tablet Edition nor the Microsoft Touch Pack installed.  It runs Windows XP Pro and comes bundled with ritePen, just like the U750P.  Of course, it won’t be long until the early adopters install the Tablet Edition on the device and others will just wait for the release of Vista which will include the Tablet bits.

The second thing that is clear to me is that the UX Micro PC (UXMPC?) is a total OQO killer.  If I worked at OQO I would be shaking in my boots right about now.  Why do I say that?  Genuine Intel Core Solo processor.  Backlit keyboard.  Dual camera, one for web camming and the other for taking photos.  Integrated stand on the back of the Sony for easier use with an external keyboard.  WiFi, Bluetooth and EDGE.  While EDGE is not as fast as EVDO having it integrated right into the device will make up for the speed difference.  Totally connected anywhere.  Vaio launcher, Sony’s answer to the UMPC Touch Pack.  Fingerprint reader to make corporate security types happy.  Real dock with ports and everything.  Joystick and mouse buttons on the front of the device.  Super scroll button.  $1800.  Almost the same size as the OQO.  SVGA.  See ya, OQO.  We hardly knew ya.

-jk

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