Very interesting article from TechRepublic on their Top 10 Most Important Business Technology Products of 2007. Not surprisingly, they list the much-talked about iPhone. Second to the iPhone, according to TechRepublic, is OQO’s Model 02 Tablet PC. Wow!
As an owner of an OQO Model 02, I can attest that it is the most productive UMPC / ultra-portable Tablet PC I’ve ever used, and can certainly see how TechRepublic got to their decision. It is good to see OQO getting some much deserved high profile nods.
While most of the UMPCs from big vendors have received only a tepid response from businesses, the OQO, which is currently the sole product for San Francisco-based OQO, Inc., is being gobbled up by lots of different organizations in various industries. Movie producers are using them to watch dailies (with the help of specially modded Slingboxes). News photographers are using them to instantly submit their on-site photos, the U.S. Army uses them at security checkpoints in the Middle East. Others are using them as mini PCs for workers who don’t sit at a desk. For these workers, the OQO is helping to create a new category of PCs Ã¢â‚¬” one with a very high geek factor.