OQO, she is dead

OQO has shut down operations, turned off its phones, and is no longer accepting repairs. According to OQOTalk:

A Note from OQO Inc.

“We are sad to report that due to financial constraints, OQO is not able to offer repair and service support at this time. We are deeply sorry that despite our best intentions, we are unable to provide continued support for our faithful customers. Please accept our sincerest apologies”

OQO was one of the original Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), a precursor to today’s netbook. Sadly, they could never get the price below $1000 even though these little beasties could run XP like a champ. The company was planning to release the OQO 2+, an updated version of the MID, this year.