OQO Model 02- 2 out of 3 ain’t good

The coolest mobile device on the market today is definitely the OQO Model 02.  I played with one at the CES early this year and while I don’t know if it would serve me as a daily machine I would still love to get one for a good look.  I had been following Hugo Ortega (GottaBeMobile & Uber Tablet) since he first got his OQO as I know his insights will help me figure out if the OQO will work for me.  Hugo’s blogging about the OQO fell silent a few weeks ago and I was about to reach out to him to ask him (anxiously) why when I saw this post on his blog:

So I posted a video about the OQO model 02 and had thousands of hits – literally. I was lookingforward to a great experience. When my first OQO 02 died (just beofrethe Video) I received the replacement and got back on the road quickly(kudos to OQO) when the second one died OQO did the right thing and gota new one out to me again – I was upset but looking forward to a greatseason ahead, and then when the third one arrived I lost all motivationand it is in my garage unboxed.

Iwas upset and have decided to move away from it for a little while.Sorry guys. We’ll see what happens in the future. Migration of all mydata – twice – has been a headache I do not want to deal with on athird occassion.

Hopefully this is just an aberation but I remember hearing these stories over and over again when the first generation OQO shipped.  I corresponded with more than a couple of early OQO adopters who were on their 3rd (or 4th) unit.  Ouch.