Re: OGO and new deal- good idea

Peter J. Claus (
Wed, 14 May 1997 07:51:55 -0700 (PDT)

OGO Fans:

Add my general experience to support everything said below. Add also that
one of the most attractive features is the price: it is hundreds of
dollars cheaper than an equivalently equipped Pison, IBM, etc. At the
OGO's price almost anyone can afford to see if it fits into their life.
What do you do with a Pison (around $600 as I remember) if you discover
that although you THOUGHT such a device would be handy and then find you
really do not have SO many uses for it to justify the price? EVERYBODY has
at least $250 uses for an OmniGo 100/120.

On Tue, 13 May 1997, Steven Brice wrote:

> Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 19:16:44 +0100
> From: Steven Brice <>
> To:
> Subject: OGO and new deal- good idea
> I bought my Ogo in november last year. Right from the first day I took
> it into the university where I study I've had people asking me how much
> it cost and where they can get one.
> One guy who was going to buy a Pilot was thinking of buying a 120
> instead when he saw how versatile it is. The people who own/want a Psion
> like the idea of the pen and the people thinking about a pilot like the
> keyboard.
> Out of all the handhelds the ogo is the most versatile. I was a little
> annoyed when I heard HP dropped the GEOS Ogo for a WinCE handheld. The
> people I know where amazed at the cost of the ogo, knowing microsoft the
> inclusuion of windows would double the price of the unit.
> I have heard the Apple are modifying thier Newton and are hoping to sell
> them to schools. Surely the Ogo being cheap, having the pen and the
> keyboard would make it more suitable for classroom use. Mabee this is
> the key to brining back the life to the Ogo.
> --
> Steven Brice