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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... Read more...
Who didn't see this coming? Okay, okay, so maybe there actually were a few people out there holding out serious hope that the CrunchPad would indeed see the light of day, but we've been skeptical of the whole thing from the get-go. That said, it looks like the tablet was actually really, really close to going retail, but a long-winded explanation surfacing today from Michael Arrington has confirmed that the project is (at least for now) dead.Reportedly, the CrunchPad was "ready to launch" just two weeks ago, with a demo device proving exceptionally stable. If you'll recall, the device has been in the works for 1.5 years, and Arrington was hoping to showcase it recently with Chrome OS and Windows... Read more...
Is the Tablet PC really ready to make a comeback? With Apple's rumored tablet inching closer to reality each and every day, we've got yet another entrant vying for attention. According to a new article in the Straits Times, a Singapore start-up company by the name of Fusion Garage has teamed up with TechCrunch's own Michael Arrington in order to produce the world's next tablet--or, at least the next one that anyone will bother to care about.The device will purportedly be called the CrunchPad, and according to the report, it boasts a 12" display and weighs 1.2kg. Full dimensions are 12.77" by 7.83" by 0.74", and the homegrown operating system promises to give users easy access to YouTube clips... Read more...