Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 23:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The Joo Joo tablet has been delayed by one month. "Just a day after we pondered the shipping status of Fusion Garage's JooJoo tablet, the company's come clean and told us shipping will delayed to March 25 because of a manufacturing issue with the tablet's 12.1-inch capacitive screen. Yep, it looks like it's going to be at least 27 more days until you've got a JooJoo of your very own - which means, of course, that Fusion Garage will now be trying to launch this thing during the same week Apple's scheduled to launch the iPad."
Order by: Score:
Screwed.
by iaefai on Fri 26th Feb 2010 23:26 UTC
iaefai
Member since:
2009-12-14

They're screwed.

Reply Score: 3

RE: Screwed.
by mrhasbean on Sat 27th Feb 2010 00:43 UTC in reply to "Screwed."
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

Death by Joo Joo?

Reply Score: 3

RE: Screwed.
by flanque on Sat 27th Feb 2010 01:31 UTC in reply to "Screwed."
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Why? I'm looking forward to the Joo Joo far more than a stretched iPhone.

Reply Score: 1

RE[2]: Screwed.
by Tuishimi on Sat 27th Feb 2010 04:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Screwed."
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

"it's bulky compared to the svelte iPad, offers half the battery life and a fourth of the storage of the cheapest iPad. And it doesn't offer 3G or access to anything like Apple's 140,000 apps"

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/techchron/detail?&entry_id=5806...

Reply Score: 4

RE[3]: Screwed.
by Fettarme H-Milch on Mon 1st Mar 2010 01:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Screwed."
Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

"it's bulky compared to the svelte iPad, offers half the battery life and a fourth of the storage of the cheapest iPad. And it doesn't offer 3G or access to anything like Apple's 140,000 apps"


That JooJoo thingie uses Ubuntu Linux (at least according to Wikipedia), so there should be way more apps available than in the App Store.

Edited 2010-03-01 01:59 UTC

Reply Score: 1

RE: Screwed.
by darknexus on Sat 27th Feb 2010 05:44 UTC in reply to "Screwed."
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

They were screwed from the beginning anyway. A giant, $500 web browser? With no 3g or the possibility of running anything native? Stupid.

Reply Score: 7

RE: Screwed.
by timl on Sat 27th Feb 2010 16:03 UTC in reply to "Screwed."
timl Member since:
2005-12-06

Shouldn't that in their case be described as, quoting Douglas Adams, "one whole joojooflop situation" ?

Reply Score: 1

Oh, you don't say
by transami on Sat 27th Feb 2010 02:33 UTC
transami
Member since:
2006-02-28

Coincidence? Come on. Who do you think the "investors" were behind downfall of the CrunchPad? Three hints... It's wasn't Pear, Orange or Banana.

Edited 2010-02-27 02:33 UTC

Reply Score: 2

Fusion Garage. Just like the name implies
by axian on Sat 27th Feb 2010 05:49 UTC
axian
Member since:
2009-04-24

It's a garage operation with some random dudes who fused together bunch of hardware parts and called it a revolution. It's kind of a sad scene, to be honest.

But I have no sympathies for people who peddle vaporware.

Reply Score: 1

BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

Seems pretty much the same as how Apple started.

Reply Score: 2

Comment by Estonian
by Estonian on Sat 27th Feb 2010 06:31 UTC
Estonian
Member since:
2009-05-26

Actually, if to have a look at tablets, that are coming out, I'm more interested in Notion Ink http://www.notionink.in/adamtechspecs.php
http://www.androidtapp.com/android-tablet-gives-ipad-run-for-the-mo...

Reply Score: 2

RE: Comment by Estonian
by CaptainN- on Sun 28th Feb 2010 19:45 UTC in reply to "Comment by Estonian"
CaptainN- Member since:
2005-07-07

Yeah, I can't wait to see what they do with their custom interface (and hopefully it won't be awful, or something that can't be turned off - vanilla Android would be fine by me).

Reply Score: 1

Marketing amplifier
by vivainio on Sat 27th Feb 2010 09:15 UTC
vivainio
Member since:
2008-12-26

This is an excellent move. They are getting lots of free exposure, and can basically leverage Apple's marketing work for the "tablet concept" in general. Do you think people looking forward to iPad were following Joo Joo development on the side?

Both of these tablets are bollocks, really. Clever consumer doesn't buy anything from the "first batch", but see where the technology is going and let the prices fall a bit (everybody is making a tablet now, so they are prone to).

I'd wait for proper Linux tablets and ignore this locked down crap.

Reply Score: 5

Too much poo poo on the joo joo
by theosib on Sun 28th Feb 2010 00:00 UTC
theosib
Member since:
2006-03-02

There's a lot of joo joo hate. Frankly, I'm not interested in either the Joo Joo or the iPad. But what most haters don't realize is just how mind-bogglingly difficult it can be to bring a complex hardware product to market. And garage operations are just not equipped to mass-produce something in the volumes necessary to get Chinese-sweat-shop-made prices that you get from even the likes of Apple. But based on the comments I keep seeing, you'd think that anyone interested in designing new hardware on their own should just give up before they even start. That doesn't jive with the FOSS philosophy, and I think that people really should put more thought into supporting grass-roots hardware (even moreso if the hardware itself is FOSS), even if it costs twice as much and has less features. I may buy one just for the sake of being supportive, even if I don't use it!

Reply Score: 4