Thursday, January 8, 2009

OQO Finally Gets it Right With the model 02+ MID
Some might argue that OQO practically invented the Mobile Internet Device (MID) category when it first announced its OQO platform back in 2002. Of course it was still just a proof-of-concept then, and a real product didn't emerge until a few years later in 2004. Perhaps because the initial OQO model 01 and subsequent model 01+ were powered by fairly anemic Transmeta Crusoe processors and only had 256MB and 512MB of memory, respectively, they met with only moderate success. The OQO model 02 and model e2 got somewhat warmer receptions, but they still felt underpowered with their 1.6GHz Via C7M ULV processors and 1GB of RAM. But now OQO is announcing the new OQO model 2+, powered by an Intel Atom processor, and OQO might finally have a winner on its hands with its latest design...