Sorry OQO owners, no more support or repair service for you

Summary:OQO made some very cool, yet expensive, highly portable Windows computers with integrated QWERTY keyboards and announced their latest model 02+ with OLED display and Atom processor at CES 2009. That device was never delivered and it turns out that OQO could no longer remain in business. Unfortunately, it sounds like current owners of these expensive devices are up a creek without a paddle when it comes to any needed repair or support service. If you have an issue with your device, there is no one at the company available to provide support.

OQO made some very cool, yet expensive, highly portable Windows computers with integrated QWERTY keyboards and announced their latest model 02+ with OLED display and Atom processor at CES 2009. That device was never delivered and it turns out that OQO could no longer remain in business. Unfortunately, it sounds like current owners of these expensive devices are up a creek without a paddle when it comes to any needed repair or support service. If you have an issue with your device, there is no one at the company available to provide support.

It is a shame to see this happen to a company that was pretty innovative with these small ultraportables, but in today's economy I think they were just too pricey when you have $300 netbooks in a form factor that is more familiar and comfortable for people. The types of ultraportables never seem to have taken off, but maybe they would have done well at the $500 price point instead of the $1,500 price point.

Thanks to MobilitySite for the heads-up on the news.

Topics: Operating Systems, Hardware, Software, Windows

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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