jkOnTheRun have relayed some rumors from the OQOTalk forum that there are problems over at OQO. The rumors have been around for a while and we even contacted OQO about them a few weeks ago but at the moment there’s nothing much that we can be sure of. The official line from OQO was that the OQO 02/e2 was no longer being produced and that the production line was being re-tooled for the OQO 2+. We also found out that the UK-based global sales manager is no longer with the company.
With devices like the Aigo and UMD around and a global financial slowdown in progress, it’s not difficult to imagine a scenario where OQO are having to re-organise and re-finance the new production run so we keep our fingers crossed that they can pull through because not only is the OQO 2+ a good step forward [prototype review] but they have design skills that we’d really like to see put to work on an OQO 3.