El OQO fue un dispositivo que seguí desde 2002 hasta las noticias de su fallecimiento hace poco más de un mes. En origen era pura valentía, un PC de 500 gramos que cabía en el bolsillo, que llevaba windows XP y funcionalidad de tablet.
As I said in my initial coverage of the OLED-based, Atom-powered OQO that I played with at CES: it's the paradigm, stupid. WIMP (windows, icons, menus, pointer) just doesn't work in the OQO form factor, period. And by putting Windows on the OQO, you wind up with a device that's great in theory and pointless in practice, because desktop OSes just don't function well in that form factor. [...] I have good reason to believe that Intel is scaling back their plans for the MID/UMPC form factor in recognition of these realities. I would be quite surprised to see as large an MID/UMPC presence at CES 2010 as there was this past January. This idea has had almost a decade to catch on, thanks to OQO, and it simply has not. All who invested in it were assuming (hoping?) that price was the barrier, and now that Moore's Law has brought the price down, it has become apparent that the UMPC is simply an awkward, neither-fish-nor-fowl solution looking for a problem.