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.