The new owners of Ugobe’s intellectual property, a company called Jetta, have pledged to resume production of the Pleo: “The
company is firmly committed to re-launching Pleo and continuing the
line including accessories such as the vital battery and charger
components.” This is a pretty easy thing for Jetta to do, since
they’re the ones who were manufacturing Pleo for Ugobe in the first
place… They’ve got all the necessary infrastructure, and now that they
own the IP, I guess they’ll just fire up the machines again and start
cranking ‘em out.
Don’t get me wrong, this is certainly good news, I was just vaguely
hoping that someone would buy the Ugobe IP and use it to make Pleo 2.0.
Instead, Pleo belongs to a manufacturer, as opposed to a developer.
We’ll just have to wait and see what comes of it, as there’s no
information yet on a timeframe.