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

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.

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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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  • Funny Stuff

    When I needed a laugh I used to go onto the Dynamism website and look at prices of the Oqo and other machines and get myself a some seriously crying hard laughing type of laughs.
    They looked like the caviar of the computer world on the outside but on the inside were fish sticks - nothing new or innovative except the packaging.
    Mattster67
  • RE: Sorry OQO owners, no more support or repair service for you

    Too bad, they could have had more people, people like me, to have purchase the unit, but they refuce to support LINUX. I do not need nor want M$.
    SweetSweetLinux
  • Can't say I didn't see this coming.

    Well I will say it now, I knew that this was coming from the first time I saw one of their products. Then on top of it all they refused to support Linux on any of their devices, which kept them out of a die-hard USER market. The design of some (most) of the products that they made Was some thing that a lot of people were not use to, and a lot of people don't know how to use their computers properly as it is anyway.
    I know from personal use that I had problems with using on of them when my buddy got one of them (and then sold for cause he couldn't figure the darn thing out.
    aressler2k5@...
  • Temporary OQO user

    Hate to see them go belly up, but it was a two week novelty for me. Just couldn't find a good use for it.

    -- Dikran Yacoubian
    Columbia, SC
    mail@...
  • Free Market

    Just the free market working as it should.
    People
  • RE: Sorry OQO owners, no more support or repair service for you

    Changing the OS would do nothing to stop their fate; nor would lowering the price. You are forgetting the obvious thing, it is a full PC guys not a phone. Thus without a touch type keyboard nobody would buy one other than a handful of tech geeks with money to burn.

    They needed to make it a little longer so that a decent touch type keyboard could have been integrated yet still keeping it about 7" long so it would be coat pocket in size.
    outlawaudio88