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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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JooJoo 2 with Android and custom UI due 2011

JooJoo 2 with Android and custom UI due 2011

Fusion Garage's JooJoo tablet hasn't exactly set the world alight - though it is keeping some lawyers in business - but the Singaporean start-up is already looking to the second-gen model.  According to Gizmodo, the new JooJoo is expected to arrive in early 2011, and use Android as its OS.  While it may not have access to the Android Market, Google's policies depending, what Fusion Garage is working on is their own UI system which pulls together messaging and social networking.

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Fusion Garage criticized for JooJoo software GPL failure

Fusion Garage criticized for JooJoo software GPL failure

Fusion Garage are coming in for some criticism over their handling of the JooJoo tablet's software, with open-source advocates discovering that the company aren't distributing their source code as required by the GPL.  Matthew Garrett spent some hands-on time with the JooJoo recently, and aside from some concerns over the hardware - "pretty much held together by string and a following wind" is how he describes the slate - his biggest complaint is that not only is the source for Fusion Garage's modified Ubuntu OS not available, when he contacted them they told him they're not yet distributing it.

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JooJoo Gets Mac OS X Upgrade, Unofficially

JooJoo Gets Mac OS X Upgrade, Unofficially

The JooJoo is one of those tablets that may have been more suited for the past, instead of the present. While the CEO of Fusion Garage firmly believes that his tablet device, formerly known as the CrunchPad, is better than the competition, sales numbers, and reviews, would likely speak to the opposite effect. So, if you were one of the handful of people out there to actually order (and receive) your JooJoo, we've got some exciting news for you! You can now install OS X on it.

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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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