Monday, December 07, 2009

CrunchPad now called JooJoo, likely not open source, now $499, might come out this week

OK, I'm not the one who usually would judge people by first glance, but would you buy electronics from this guy? Not to mention the law suits that are going to be filed by TechCrunch against Fusion Garage and this "fine looking gentleman".

I'm sorry, but all he needs is an eye patch and a scimitar and he could be a bad guy in a "Sinbad the Sailor" movie!

I'll be honest. I was going to look at the CrunchPad, but now, there's just too much bad joojoo.

CrunchPad now called JooJoo, likely not open source, now $499, might come out this week: "

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Follow up: Chandra Rathakrishnan (Fusion Garage, maker of the CrunchPad, er, was/is) did that video call today. There is new information, but it seems the proclamation of the tablet being 'open source' from the start, isn't being addressed at all... Here's a run down from Engadget.

JooJoo will be $499, available at on December 11. Talking pricing and availability: 'There are dreams, and then there are hallucinations.' Saying Arrington's dream of a $200 device was unrealistic. Comparing it to iPhone 3GS with a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen at $299 on contract, netbooks at $399 with no touchscreen.

If and when it's released on 12/11, we'll finally see if it's 'open source.' If it's not, this would be example of using the term 'open source' to gain good will and marketing for a product. Our emails and comments posted to TechCrunch have so far been ignored.

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