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    My vote for the 6700 replacement...almost

    The OQO model 02 www.OQO.com

    It is full windows XP with keyboard and runs EV-DO, WIFI, Bluetooth, 60 GB Hard drive, HDMI and DVI display support, will work on Sprint and Weighs less then a pound.

    The bad news - Too expensive and no phone.

    With this device there are no compromises when it comes to PC capability. No more mobile OS crap!

    If they added a cell phone to this device and cut the price by a 2/3 then we could actually be arguing about the feasibility of it. So close yet so far.

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    Interesting.
    I was looking at this one
    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...X280P_Micro_PC

    ...the sony comes with all the accessories though - but at frist glance it looks like the one you found might have better specs.

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    The Sony is interesting also. I think the OQO also has a cool factor to it. I really believe the mobile OS has a limited lifespan. As the processors get better and storage limitations start to ease up I hope we will start to see more PC's in a handheld format that also includes a phone.

    Again we have interesting choices that are way too expensive and don't quite make the grade. However these devices prove we can get there. If one has cash to burn the OQO certainly can be a great tool for someone that travels a lot and doesn't want to carry a bulky laptop.

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    I was going to replace my boat with a honda civic, only problem is that it doesn't float.

    Just another apples to oranges comparison for you.

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    I was going to replace my boat with a honda civic, only problem is that it doesn't float.
    I think the comment is a bit unfair. If I said if only things were a bit different the tablet PC would make a great cell phone then I think the comment holds merit. The Sony and OQO have the footprint (even if a bit larger) and features we would like to see in a cell phone. At least I would like to see it. For example having a browser that is not quite right will no longer be an issue. In fact the OQO will work on the Sprint EVDO network. I do think this is the future but for the high price and no phone we still have to wait. This is surely something people might want to consider if they travel often and don't want to lug a laptop. If the price was a bit lower I would just get a $50 cell and use the OQO for everything else. The fact that the OQO doesn't float or have a cell phone integrated in the unit is not an engineering issue.

    You will never replace the honda with your boat. I think it is just a matter of time before devices like the OQO will replace the smartphone or pocketPC.

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    ....well then what you need is one of the amphibious cars - one that works as a car AND a boat - the Honda would be wrong decision.

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    Now everyone is happy. We all get what we want.

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    Comparing apples to oranges.

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    you could use any sip software or even skype and you gotta phone with either one of these things.

    The only thing that I see thus far that ruins the OQO one is that its native screen is only 800x600. It has a 5" screen yet still only 800x600. The sony, which has a 4.5" screen, runs at 1024x600. OQO has 60gig HD, Sony has a 40gig HD. The OQO is 1.5gz and the Sony is 1.2. Basicly they're pretty close. The sony's native screen resolution and the fact it comes with all the accessories (like the docking station) cause me to lean more towards the Sony device.

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    This thread needs to be transfered to www.tabletpcbuzz.com.

    I've been using tablets for years and I've been shopping for a UMPC for the last few months so I know what they can do, but the bottom line is "apples and oranges" when you're comparing them to ppc phones.

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    Since you will be connected to the EVDO data network the skype idea is something to consider.

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    I've been using tablets for years and I've been shopping for a UMPC for the last few months so I know what they can do, but the bottom line is "apples and oranges" when you're comparing them to ppc phones.
    I disagree with the above comment. This is the future direction of PocketPC's and with the 2nd generation of the OQO we are just about there. There was a time not so long ago when even considering a cell could have the functionality of today's pocketpC phones would have put you in the funny farm. This comparison requires only a short hop.

    My point is that these devices can be discussed as 6700 replacements even though for most not necessarily a good choice. Many people have threads regarding the next replacement. For many the individual choice doesn't make sense for them and for others it is a great next step. This thread is about the next purchase after the 6700 and therefore I believe appropriate for this forum.
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    I'd prefer the opposite, I'd prefer a very slim phone with reasonable PDA capabilities - NO MORE BRICKS!

    If Sprint or Verizon expressed interest, I'm sure a CDMA version could be made but for some reason, Sprint searches out for the FATTEST phones possible. I'm tired of people making comments like your phone is so fat that when it walks down the street...

    Smartphone
    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=621

    PPC phones
    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=657

    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=664

    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=619

    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=pda...=new&filter=30

    http://www.pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=509
    Want better phone selection from Sprint? http://www.smartphoneforums.com/foru...ease-read.html

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