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CrunchPad demo on Monday as Fusion Garage CEO tells “his side of the story”

CrunchPad demo on Monday as Fusion Garage CEO tells “his side of the story”

A week after Michael Arrington consigned the CrunchPad webslate to the deadpool, his now-estranged partner in the venture - Fusion Garage's Chandrasekar "Chandra" Rathakrishnan - will hold a video webcast in which he promises "to share his side of the story" according to the company's PR agency, as well as briefly demonstrate the device itself.  Rathakrishnan will then go on to show the CrunchPad in various closed-door demo sessions, despite Arrington's assertions that the tablet will now not see the light of day.

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CrunchPad axed amid legal wrangling

CrunchPad axed amid legal wrangling

The CrunchPad has gone from steamrolling to just getting run-over, with project founder Michael Arrington reporting that not only has the 12-inch touchscreen web-slate been axed but a storm of legal arguments created.  In a long post on TechCrunch, Arrington details the sudden discovery that their manufacturing partner, Fusion Garage, was looking to cut them out of the business and threatening to push ahead without full ownership of the CrunchPad IP.

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CrunchPad “steamrolling” toward launch, may include “sponsorship” says Arrington

CrunchPad “steamrolling” toward launch, may include “sponsorship” says Arrington

Following speculation earlier this month that the CrunchPad web-surfing tablet had been held up - or potentially canned - after mounting production costs, project head Mike Arrington has reconfirmed that the slate is on course for release.  Speaking as part of the Gillmor Gang videocast (which you can see after the cut), Arrington said that "CrunchPad is steamrolling" and that "costs keep coming down"; however, he also said that the "something between three and four hundred dollars" price tag would be supported by "soft revenue" from "sponsorships".

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CrunchPad to arrive November, priced around $399

CrunchPad to arrive November, priced around $399

Details of the CrunchPad tablet's shipping timetable have emerged, courtesy of developers Fusion Garage.  According to Singaporean newspaper The Straits Times, the Techcrunch-led project intends to have the CrunchPad on the market by November, in time for the Christmas holidays, with the 12-inch touchscreen device having a 1.6GHz Intel Atom, 1GB of RAM, integrated WiFi and 3G and pricing expected to be in the range of $399.

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Crunchpad “prototype” up for sale? We say fake

Crunchpad “prototype” up for sale? We say fake

We're not entirely sure what's going on here, but it looks as though a Chinese firm is attempting to sell what are claimed to be prototypes of the Crunchpad internet tablet.  Reminiscent of the "Prototype B" design, rather than the newer renders TechCrunch have been displaying, the confusing product page and Windows OS leads us to suspect that this is more about borrowing Crunchpad hype than it is selling off prototype designs.

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CrunchPad Tablet renders show new 18mm aluminum design

CrunchPad Tablet renders show new 18mm aluminum design

New renders of what's said to be the final design for Michael Arrington's CrunchPad internet and media tablet have been released, and its taken a big step forward from the last devices we saw.  Now crafted from aluminum, not plastic, so as to cut thickness down to 18mm, the CrunchPad still has a 12-inch touchscreen, WiFi internet access and a media player app.

Video CrunchPad demo after the cut

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Crunchpad Tablet pictures leaked

Crunchpad Tablet pictures leaked

Wired managed to save some photos of a new tablet that Web 2.0 personality Michael Arrington is producing. These photos were leaked and were up for a short period of time before they were taken down, one assumes, at the request of Mr. Arrington. The Crunchpad is a low-cost device that features a large touchscreen display, and low-end components that run a specially designed version of Linux. Crunchpads would compete directly with netbooks, offering consumers a keyboard-less option for accessing the internet on the go and for running software like Skype.

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