Origami Buzz Makes OQO Try To Remind People Of Its Existence
from the yooooo-hooooo,-over-here...-we-did-this-first... dept
Okay, so now that everyone is realizing that all the buzz and hype over the last week for the Microsoft Origami project really wasn’t deserved at all (it’s just a mini-tablet, people), it seems that some of the other mini-computer companies, of which there have been plenty, are trying to remind the world that they exist. The OQO is, of course, the most well known in the space, having first been announced in early 2002, but which was vaporware for years, until it launched late 2004. Of course, once it launched, it received terrible reviews (perhaps being twice the originally promised price, with a lot fewer features didn’t help) and hasn’t done much since. However, today, as all the buzz starts up about the Origami device, OQO was able to get a story on the wires about how its VC backers still believe in it. That’s quite a weird article. It’s not about the device doing well, or having anything special new coming along — but, basically, how it’s failed but it’s investors still hope that somehow they’ll figure out how to turn it into something — even as there’s a lot more competition on the market.