Top 3 Big Slate Contenders

Posted on 21 March 2010, Last updated on 21 March 2010 by

2. Fusion Garage Joojoo
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The Joojoo is the largest of these three with it’s 12.1 inch screen, and is a very interesting device with an interesting history. The original idea was to bring an ultra-simple web tablet to market for under $200. Back then, the Joojoo was call the Crunchpad. A few lawsuits later, the Crunchpad is officially the Joojoo and is being sold by Fusion Garage; that vision for a $200 device has invariably vanished and the device now pre-orders forĀ  $499. There is also the fact that the original orchestrator of the device’s creation, Michael Arrington, is filing against Fusion Garage with the hopes of stopping the product from being sold. Despite this, Fusion Garage has been taking pre-orders for the product for some time, and claims that it will be in customer’s hands soon. The Joojoo will run a custom version of Linux, and hopes to leverage cloud applications as the primary productivity and entertainment tools on the device, rather than native applications.

Price: $499

Availability: March 25th (for pre-orders)

Official Site: https://thejoojoo.com/

Strengths:

  • Nvidia ION makes for capable HD video playback (including flash)
  • x86 architecture (will be potentially capable of running Windows/Mac)
  • Focus on full internet experience (ie: Flash support)
  • API’s for web developers to more closely integrate cloud services with the OS
  • Webcam

Weaknesses:

  • Small amount of local storage (4GB)
  • No SD card slot
  • Lawsuits may have an impact on device lifespan

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