OQO Model 2+ Production Is Unlikely, Company Not Doing So Hot

OQO's pre-order cancellation and recent trouble lead us to believe that the company's not doing so well, which SVP Bob Rosin confirms by saying that their Model 2+ production is "unlikely". [BuildYourUMPC via BBG] » 4/24/09 6:17pm 4/24/09 6:17pm

Rumor: Handheld PC Maker OQO Not Long for This World

Despite their high prices and high return rates, we've always had a soft spot for OQO. But the recent resignation of a CEO, retailer problems, and messageboard rumblings don't bode well for their future. » 4/13/09 10:45pm 4/13/09 10:45pm

OQO and Garmin Join Forces to Offer Model 02 GPS Unit

OQO fiends, you love your Model 02, right? Well the package just got sweeter as Garmin and OQO have collaborated on a GPS setup made especially for the OQO Model 02. It includes a USB GPS module, car mount, charger and interface software. But it costs $237 and requires you already own a Model 02. Still, it looks pretty … » 5/20/08 6:36pm 5/20/08 6:36pm

OQO Running OS X Leopard: The Smallest Mac in the World?

Forget the Psystar business—this Hackintosh is much more interesting. A member of the OQOTalk forum has demonstrated his OQO running a hacked version of Leopard. It takes over two minutes to load but it looks like it's all there, including such goodies as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, power management and sound. Check out the … » 4/29/08 4:04am 4/29/08 4:04am

OQO Updates E2 UMPC; Now Has Embedded HSDPA

We attended OQO's launch party on Monday evening, during which they showed off their updated e2 UMPC with embedded HSDPA. Unfortunately, the revised e2 will only be made available to European and Asian markets. However, do not feel out of love, my US inhabiting buddies: » 12/05/07 6:20am 12/05/07 6:20am

OQO to Launch "Something New" on December 3

We just got a mysterious invite to a party in swinging London: an "exclusive pre-launch unveiling" of a "significant Anytime/Anywhere Computing" product. God only knows what it could be. The pic above, which came in the e-mail, depicts the popular OQO model 02 UMPC—called E2 in Europe because of the O2 cellular carrier.… » 11/23/07 10:14am 11/23/07 10:14am

OQO Starts Shipping its Lust-worthy Model 02

If our OQO picture gallery left you craving for more, you'll be happy to know the Model 02 is officially shipping to customers and retailers today. For those of you not in the know, the OQO Model 02 is one of the slickest UMPCs out there, complete with a slide-in keyboard, integrated WWAN (optional), and… » 3/27/07 4:59pm 3/27/07 4:59pm

Exclusive Gallery and Video of OQO2 Screaming Like a Little Girl When…

Jory Bell, OQO's CEO and former Apple designer, has a sense of humor. When the OQO2's motion sensor detects a drop, it not only parks the drive heads like so many other laptops today, but its power switch glows deep red, and its speakers emit a shrill cry more appropriate for Texas Chainsaw Massacre than Vista.… » 3/15/07 12:00pm 3/15/07 12:00pm

OQO vs Flipstart: The New Apple vs PC?

Still deciding which UMPC deserves a spot in your backpack? Maybe this will help make your mind. The folks at Digital Trends point out that while both the OQO Model 02 and the Flipstart PC are Windows machines, OQO was started by ex-Apple employees (the same ones responsible for the Titanium) whereas Flipstart was… » 3/13/07 12:45pm 3/13/07 12:45pm

First Impression of Inowell's UREN V1 UMPC

We were pretty impressed the first time we saw Innowell's in-car UMPC (unfortunately named the UREN), but after getting a bit of hands-on time with it last week, the infatuation is slowly waning. First of all, it's nowhere near as sexy as OQO's Model 02, despite it having a larger 7-inch touch screen. Also, the UREN… » 1/15/07 11:53am 1/15/07 11:53am