Fusion Garage announce JooJoo (aka CrunchPad): $499 on sale Friday

Dec 7, 2009
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TechCrunch's erstwhile partners Fusion Garage are showing off what they say is their own hardware and software design, and rather than CrunchPad they're naming it JooJoo.  JooJoo has a 12.1-inch capacitive touchscreen - the first of its type in the world, Chandra Rathakrishnan claims - and a web-centric OS.

JooJoo weighs in at 1.1kg and will go sale on Friday December 11th.  Contrary to the original $300 tipped price tag, Fusion Garage say it will come in at $499. Initial deliveries will begin in 8-10 weeks.

Full hardware details are not known; however going by the image on the JooJoo site the slate will have a microphone, headphone and power port, together with a memory card slot.  Inside there's WiFi but no 3G, and the whole thing can boot up - direct to a web browser - in 9 seconds.  As for the threat of litigation from TechCrunch, Rathakrishnan says his company is not worried, and that so far there has been no legal action taken.


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