We had high hopes for the coming availability of the JooJoo tablet when we heard that the Fusion Garage was planning on shipping out at the end of this month, but we’ve just been told that due to a “manufacturing issue” shipping will be unfortunately delayed until March 25th. PR note after the break.
Apparently the issue involved touch sensitivity of the 12.1 inch capacitive touch screen, which Fusion Garage calls an “industry first”, and which the company has been able to identify and resolve, at the expense of another month in delay. The company will be providing a free JooJoo accessory to pre-order customers to take the edge off the situation. Hey, it’s still coming out long before, you know, the other tablet.
FUSION GARAGE TO SHIP JOOJOO INTERNET TABLET ON MARCH 25
SINGAPORE — February 26, 2010 — Earlier this month, Fusion Garage’s JooJoo Internet tablet went into full production with an anticipated on-time delivery to consumers at the end of February. Last week, the company became aware of a manufacturing issue involving JooJoo’s industry-first 12.1 inch capacitive touch screen which Fusion Garage was quickly able to diagnose and rectify. The company now forecasts the JooJoo will be sent to consumers on March 25.
The manufacturing issue centers on fine tuning the touch sensitivity of the capacitive screen. Fusion Garage will be providing all pre-order customers with a free JooJoo accessory to compensate for the delay in the delivery of their JooJoo.
Fusion Garage’s recent agreement with CSL, its manufacturing partner, has eliminated nearly all of the manufacturing costs associated with JooJoo. The company has no other barriers in the way of product delivery in the new timeframe.
The company apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the delay.