I recently had the chance to play with the OQO, albeit rather briefly, while I was in Seattle (thanks for letting me play with it, Steven Hughes). The OQO is the tiniest full-blown PC you can currently obtain and it is really cool. One of the things I noticed while playing with the pen on the active digitizer screen was how “squishy” the screen is when you write on it. This effect has been noted by a number of OQO owners along with the poor response on the edges (and corners) of the digitizer. This is unfortunate as the OQO could make a dynamite mini-Tablet PC.
My advice to OQO is to release a version of the device ASAP with a touch screen (passive digitizer) with the Windows XP Tablet Edition. The touch screen coupled with the Tablet extensions would make the OQO a killer Tablet PC. The benefits of being able to manipulate the screen with the fingertip would be good for owners and the Tablet extensions would make it a true Tablet PC, with all the advanced handwriting recognition that would bring. OQO could make the devices cheaper and thus possibly reach a larger audience. I would love to hear what current owners of the OQO think about this idea.