CrunchPad Tablet Becomes 12" Joojoo: $499, Ships Soon

Apple Tablet, schmablet. Who needs a tablet PC from Cupertino when The Joojoo is on the loose? In what is easily the wildest, strangest tech story of 2009, the Joojoo is the result of a long-standing project gone awry, bruised egos and lots of hard work in the engineering lab. Honestly, this is the stuff that WWE matches and daytime dramas are made of, and while it's not quite as crazy as this whole Tiger Woods debacle, the story behind the tablet (partially) pictured below is quite interesting.

The entire story is somewhat lengthy, but in short, Michael Arrington's long-awaited CrunchPad is now the Joojoo, which is being built and sold by Fusion Garage. Without getting into the he said-she said of it all, the CrunchPad is now dead, and the Joojoo won't have anything to do with Arrington. We're guessing that most of you couldn't care less about the personalities behind the scenes so long as you get a new device to swoon over, and that's exactly what you'll be getting on December 11th.

Announced this week, the wireless touch-screen tablet will boast a 12.1" display, a 9-second bootup, a single button (the power switch), a lust for web browsing and a weight of 2.4lbs. The screen touts a resolution of 1366x768, and it will cost users $499. Other specifications surrounding the OS, CPU, RAM, storage, etc. have yet to be made public, but we're guessing that'll change once orders are ready to ship within eight to ten weeks. So, the only question left is this: are you thinking of snagging this, waiting for an Apple Tablet or shunning the tablet scene altogether?
Via:  TheJooJoo
digitaldd 4 years ago

You know that amazing thing about this whole fiasco? Michael Arrington,  TechCrunch guy and an attorney actually let this happen.. I mean the product much either be horrid or he just lost whatever IP he had which I don't see happening. I mean the product is Open Sourced based but he does/did have all the Intellectual Property wrapped up via trademark. Another thing thats amazing is less than 2 weeks after he says its dead people have their hands on them? I smell either a PR stunt or something rotten.

realneil 4 years ago

You can buy allot for 500 bucks. I'll be interested in seeing the reviews and customer complaints concerning it.

I personally don't have a need for it, my laptop works flawlessly after I tweaked a few hardware items in it.

ClemSnide 4 years ago

I'll wait. For one thing, I AM curious to see what Apple has in the works-- remember, I'm a brand agnostic. But I'd be using a tablet mainly as an eBook reader and game player (and no, I'm not thinking of running WoW on it), so I'll wait to see the reviews which I hope are forthcoming.

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