• Surprise! Details Of New OQO Model 03 UMPC Released

    That’s odd, I could have sworn that a few months ago, we wrote that OQO was officially shutting down, and its new line of Windows-running mega-handhelds would be lost forever. Oh right, we did. Yet now we hear tell of a Model 03 (last we saw was the 2+) with a similar body but improved specs (4.8″ screen, Atom Z550, 128GB SSD) — for the low, low price of $4700. Woo! [via… Read More

  • Spending $4,500 on an OQO model 2+ is awesome

    Man, I wish I had crazy money like the OQO fanboy that spend $4,500 on a used, but still unreleased, OQO model 2+. I mean, it only makes sense to spend that kind of money on a device that is only marginally better than a Viliv X70 thanks to the physical keyboard and double the RAM. Read More

  • OQO, she is dead

    OQO has shut down operations, turned off its phones, and is no longer accepting repairs. According to OQOTalk: A Note from OQO Inc. “We are sad to report that due to financial constraints, OQO is not able to offer repair and service support at this time. We are deeply sorry that despite our best intentions, we are unable to provide continued support for our faithful customers. … Read More

  • OQO could be hurting

    Ah OQO. You basically made us all want you. You teased, you upgraded, and now, in the middle of this downturn and, in the face of massive competition by far inferior netbooks, you might be dying. JKOntheRun is reporting that the OQO Model 02+ won’t be sold, the company is in grave financial trouble, and eXpansys, an OQO reseller, has pulled the new product off the shelves. Read More

  • Hands-on with the OQO 2+ MID

    We were lounging around the Intel area and saw this big collection of Mobile Internet Devices. These things are so weird we could barely tell what’s new and what’s years old, but we did spot the freshly-announced OQO 2+ and decided to give it a spin. There were guys standing around it so we picked up a Willcom D4 first for comparison. Read More

  • OQO's CEO skips town to start his own gang

    Not much to say here. It’s a change in leadership, and maybe it’s for the better. OQO makes some cool stuff but we haven’t heard from them in months. Perhaps the new guy (Andy Popell, a co-founder of the company) will take OQO in some crazy genius new direction, like Ultra-Miniature Bumper Cars or something. I’ve heard they’re hot. Dennis Moore, who’s… Read More

  • Video: Leopard running on an OQO UMPC

    Finally, a UMPC I’d want. Someone got the idea into their head to install Leopard on an OQO UMPC. It dual boots from Windows to Leopard, and appears to run rather slow, but it does work. I’m not a fan of the MacBook Air, but something like this is what Apple should work on. Read More

  • OS X on OQO

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fengadget%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F870178%3Freferrer%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eengadget%2Ecom%2F2008%2F04%2F29%2Foqo%2Dhacked%2Dto%2Drun%2Dleopard%2Dnow%2Dworlds%2Dsmallest%2Dmac%2Fsource%3D3&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2F%3Futm%5Fsource%3Dbrandlink&brandname=blip%2Etv&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf I looked into getting Leopard to run on mini-PCs and this gives me hope that it is actually possible. While it’s not easy, this hack lets you install Leopard onto the OQO mini-PC and even dual-boot into Windows when you need to run Quicken. The only thing they couldn’t get to work was WWAN, which they’re working on now&hellip… Read More

  • OQO's massive QC failure and apology

    Fortunately and unfortunately us tech journos get pretty good technical support. We make a call to someone in company PR, they come and help us, and we rarely go through the hoops normal consumers face when they have a bum PC or printer (incidentally, I’m happy to escalate problems with products to the proper folks for CG readers. I’ve done it before on WWR for people who had… Read More

  • European OQO to get 3.5G HSDPA modem

    The OQO E2 will soon be offered with a nimble 3.5G data connection, according to a report over at UMPC Portal. Official info isn’t available quite yet and what’s been posted already turned out to be under embargo but was mistakenly live-blogged. So there you have it. The E2 is similar to the 02 that’s available here in the states except that it drives on the left side of… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: OQO model 02 for $1069.99

    Holy crap. Here’s an OQO for under $1100 after a $780 instant rebate. Hurry! OQO Model 02 UMPC [TigerDirect.com] via GottaBeMobile.com Read More

  • OQO Model 2 Gets HSDPA'd

    Over on Flickr, user tnkgrl got fed-up with the EVDO card her OQO Model 2 came with. So what’s a girlfriend to do when she wants a little HSDPA in her life? Mod the hell out of her computer, that’s what. Tnkgrl went ahead and ripped out that EVDO like a loose hangnail and replaced it with a brand spankin’ new HSDPA card. Doesn’t look like it took too much work, but… Read More

  • Patent Monkey: OQO Mobile Touch Screen as Laptop Accessory?

    After being crowned by Bill Gates at CES as the “category-defining UMPC,” we’ve read up on a patent OQO holds. In a way, some patents filed are like dreams… Was it real? I just can’t remember. OQO created a device that could be right in-line with where the market is going… Read More

  • OQO Not Dead Yet, Shows Up In First Retail Location

    After the initial burst of excitement, I had all but forgotten about the little OQO Model 01+. (You know, out of sight, out of mind.) Anyhoo, the world’s smallest fully-functional Windows XP computer will make its retail debut this holiday season at RCS Experience in New York City. According to the press release “RCS Experience is renowned for its merchandising expertise in… Read More