Tiny Computer blazes Oak Trail to Tiddliesville

A tiny computer we quite like the look of has been launched at CES.

Built around Intel's next-generation "Oak Trail" Atom platform the snappily named OCS1 Tiny Computer (TC), runs Windows 7, and is claimed by its Korean maker, OCOSMOS, to be capable of "running the most demanding online PC games, MMORPG, 3D, productivity and social networking applications".

OCOSMOS claims it's a handheld mobile device with the power of a PC.

The gadget has a 5.0-inch, 1024 x 600 TFT Capacitive touch screen, Qwerty keyboard, connectivity over Wi-Fi, WiMax, detachable HSDPA, Bluetooth, GPS, and USB 2.0 HS, stereo sound and gyroscope.

According to Eu-jin Oh, president of OCOSMOS, "(The) OCS1 is the world's first TC that provides the same experience of playing online games as on a PC."

The TC sports a unique Key interface, which OCOSMOS reckons is superior to multi-touch interfaces for playing games and browsing the Web.

The device was shown of at Intel's Developer Forum earlier in the year and, according to Rene Torres, director of marketing for Intel's Notebook and Tablet Group, "represents a good example of what is possible with Intel's upcoming Oak Trail platform."

The OCS1 will ship with up to 64GB of solid-state storage, front and rear cameras, 1GB of RAM (upgradable to 2GB) and microSD expansion slots.

The OCS1 TC probably won't be available before six months' time in North America and will come later to other areas. OCOSMOS said it is planning to collaborate with games developers to enhance existing games for the platform.

No word yet on what it might cost.