JooJoo Tablet Not Shaken By Legal Threats, Should Ship This Month - HotHardware
JooJoo Tablet Not Shaken By Legal Threats, Should Ship This Month

JooJoo Tablet Not Shaken By Legal Threats, Should Ship This Month

The Apple iPad may have been the first major tablet announced with a near-term ship date in 2010, but good luck convincing the guys and girls that created the JooJoo that Steve Jobs had the idea first. Just a few months ago, Fusion Garage came forward with a tablet PC that was groundbreaking in terms of design and promised power. It was previously considered the CrunchPad, but when push came to shove, Fusion Garage was the only interested party still involved in the whole thing and willing to push forward with production.

Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan is the most visible figure now involved in the process, and despite a federal lawsuit filed by Michael Arrington (who was previously involved and responsible for the CrunchPad label), it seems that the JooJoo is still moving closer towards mass production. Many simply forgot about the device after the lawsuit was said to have been holding things up, and of course, with the buzz surrounding the iPad at deafening levels, it was hard to focus on anything else.





Now, CSL Group is said to be subsidizing production costs in exchange for a certain portion of the revenue from sales. With this company's help, Fusion Garage expects the first wave of pre-order shipments to happen by the end of this month. If you'll recall, this product was also priced at $499, though it's expected to be far more capable than the iPad due the iPhone OS being so limited in scope. It should be interesting to see how all of this pans out; the JooJoo and the iPad are priced the same, but Apple has the edge in marketing. In fact, many outside of hardcore tech world wouldn't recognize the JooJoo by its own name. Will a small startup facing legal issues be able to make a dent in the reforming tablet landscape? We should find out as the first units begin to ship in just a few weeks.
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Yeah I was looking at some news on these the other day. I will say it looks nice, and capable. I have no Idea what is has in it, but from what I hear it is capable hardware for the platform. I think I will go find me some details. Of course a while ago when talking about something else I went trying to figure out how many apple users there actually are worldwide in market percentage. Finding the truth on that is a joke though either no one really knows or they are an Apple or Windows/PC fanboy screaming junk. So I ever actually got any true unarguable dats on that wish me better luck on Joojoo!

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This thing runs windows correct? If so, i'd be very interested in getting my hands on one of these things :-)

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It's running Linux (albeit customized). It does however use a Via Nano CPU, so I wouldn't doubt that some enterprising person will find a way to get Win7 on it. Or at the very least jailbreak the Linux install and run windows apps via Wine.

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Jailbreak a Linux install Oh dear me someone's well and truly brainwashed by Redmond

You simply run a virtual box and install your fuzzy OS nothing to break in open source.

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>> Jailbreak a Linux install Oh dear me someone's well and truly brainwashed by Redmond

>> You simply run a virtual box and install your fuzzy OS nothing to break in open source.

I must respectfully question exactly how high you are.

Tons of devices... Tivo, Android Phones, TomToms, etc... run Linux kernels. None of those are open platforms. The GPL only means that source changes to the kernel have to be released - it does *NOT* mean that the platform has to be open for modification by consumers.

You do _not_ simply run a virtual box - you have to jailbreak it to run your own codepath first.

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It's running its own operating system that's similar to a smartphone so don't expect to do too much on it unless your applications are web-based. What really bothers me with the device is the story behind it. Not the fact that TechCrunch aren't in on it but because Fusion Garage decided to tell TC the very last week(s?) that they weren't in on it (and everyone knew TC thought they were).

It's a bit like you tell a friend you're having a birthday party in the coming weeks and you tell him/her all the details about it. S/he assumes s/he's invited and almost everyday s/he tells you s/he can't wait for it to happen, how it's going to be so much fun. So when the day comes she stands in front of the door with a present and you say that you've actually never invited him/her.

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