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JooJoo gets hands-on video

JooJoo gets hands-on video

Fusion Garage's Chandra Rathakrishnan did say he wanted to show off the new JooJoo webslate (formerly known as the CrunchPad and already mired in controversy) to as many people as possible in their webcast yesterday, and it seems CNET were first in the queue.  They're impressed by the hardware, certainly - the 1,366 x 768 12.1-inch capacitive touchscreen is described as "gorgeous", the form-factor "slim and pleasing to hold" - but they reckon the $499 price tag will end up strangling any chance of sales success.

Video demo after the cut

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Fusion Garage apparently implodes: Grid10 MIA

Fusion Garage apparently implodes: Grid10 MIA

Tragicomic tablet firm Fusion Garage has lost its PR company, frozen sales of its Grid10 slate and has left pre-order customers waiting for their purchases for months, in what looks like it could be the company's final gasp. After significant downtime over the weekend, Fusion Garage's site and online store now merely says "We are running out of stock" when trying to place a new order; meanwhile, the firm's PR agency has dumped them over zero communication with existing customers.

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When Marketing Goes Wrong: TabCo and Fusion Garage’s Grid

When Marketing Goes Wrong: TabCo and Fusion Garage’s Grid

This Monday we were treated to the final reveal of what the mysterious "TabCo" group was and what sort of tablet they'd be making that would, as they said several times, "reinvent the wheel." This presentation began with an absurd video filled with a collection of the worst possible set of actors that whoever is in charge of casting for TabCo was able to find - a line spoken in the video encapsulates the absurdity: "Okay, Bye, Hungry?" What was supposed to act as a revelation and a simple showing of a brand new way of going about working in the mobile market quickly descended into a renewed set of confusing points of order and a tablet which, in fact, wasn't going to be made or branded with the TabCo name at all - it was all a front!

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Fusion Garage Grid 4 smartphone coming Q4

Fusion Garage Grid 4 smartphone coming Q4

It's not just the Grid 10 that Fusion Garage has to show: the company also has a new smartphone, the Grid 4, which runs the same Grid OS as the slate. Based on Android - so compatible with apps from the Amazon Appstore - the Grid 4 has a 4-inch WVGA display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. It's designed to integrate with the functionality of the Grid 10, with media pick-up between the two.

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Fusion Garage Grid 10 drops TabCo disguise: 10-inch custom slate

Fusion Garage Grid 10 drops TabCo disguise: 10-inch custom slate

TabCo has come clean, and as expected the "brand behind the brand" is Fusion Garage. The CEO behind the underwhelming JooJoo, Chandra Rathakrishnan, is back with his team's second attempt at a tablet, along with the confession that "our initial [JooJoo] hype did not meet the performance of the product." Grid 10 is the slate he believes will change all that, based on the Android kernel but with "a stunning" interface on top.

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SlashGear’s 2010 Wrap-Up

SlashGear’s 2010 Wrap-Up

We've already told you what to expect from 2011 and the imminent CES 2011 show next week, courtesy of Tim Bajarin's excellent editorial, but it wouldn't be fair to the departing twelve months to let them pass without a SlashGear wrap-up. 2010 has seen its share of highs along with a fair few worrying lows, with Apple extending its much-coveted brand to include a best-selling tablet, Android growth bursting through the roof, and privacy becoming the buzzword seldom from headlines.

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ICD Gemini takes on iPad: 1GHz Tegra 2, 3G, multitouch & Android

ICD Gemini takes on iPad: 1GHz Tegra 2, 3G, multitouch & Android

Last we heard of ICD, the company were showing us their Tegra 2-based Vega and Ultra tablets at CES 2010; now they're back with details of a new model, the ICD Gemini, again using the second-generation 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra chipset and now paired with an 11.2-inch touchscreen (using either a resistive or capacitive panel, both of which support multitouch).  Android does duty as the OS, and the specs certainly don't disappoint at first glance: integrated 3G with voice functionality, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, together with USB peripheral support and twin cameras.

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