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Which handtop is tops?

In 2003, I spent a few days with a Tiqit Windows handheld or “handtop.” That product and the similarly themed Flipstart PC, have yet to ship to consumers, but the third proposed handtop around at that time from Oqo finally did. Following the introduction of the Sony Vaio UX50, MeanSquare’s Miscellany posted an excellent comparison of the two Windows handtops last month and fiound that the Sony product came out on top in terms of performance, battery life and display. However, the Oqo remains a much smaller product.

With Oqo turning more toward the enterprise, I would expect that its next product may sacrifice some portability and style for greater functionality and especially battery life.