Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Feb 2010 10:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless As promised, Fusion Garage has sent out a press release regarding its Joo Joo tablet device. The news is all good: full production has started, and the device will ship this month, readily beating the iPad to market. It has also been confirmed it will come with Flash, and once Flash 10.1 goes final, the Joo Joo will be able to playback HD through Flash, so that things like Hulu will work.
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Cool device
by IvoLimmen on Thu 4th Feb 2010 10:46 UTC
IvoLimmen
Member since:
2005-07-06

Looks like a very cool device. Would be interesting to see how the reviews pair up against the iPad as this machine looks better (spec wise).
The only thing this machine lacks (as far as I can tell from the website) is the slick 3D OS features the iPad has. As mentioned these features could of course be added by hackers ;)

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RE: Cool device
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 4th Feb 2010 15:58 in reply to "Cool device"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

What specs are you looking at?

Looking at

https://thejoojoo.com/sites/specification

and

http://www.apple.com/ipad/specs/

The Ipad has twice the battery life and a physically larger screen, but less pixels (1366 x 768 joo joo vs 1024 x 768 ipad).

If the Ipad were more open, it would be a no brainier for me. Or conversely if the Joo Joo was created by a more ethical company, then it would win out. But as it is, I think I'll just update my mac book. Slates would be cool, but I need the keyboard.

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RE[2]: Cool device
by stanbr on Thu 4th Feb 2010 16:10 in reply to "RE: Cool device"
stanbr Member since:
2009-05-22

What specs are you looking at?

The Ipad has twice the battery life and a physically larger screen, but less pixels (1366 x 768 joo joo vs 1024 x 768 ipad).


Well, according to those sites, ipad have a 9.7-inch (diagonal) diplay and joojoo 12.1 inchs. So joojoo's screen is larger.

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RE[2]: Cool device
by mrhasbean on Thu 4th Feb 2010 21:33 in reply to "RE: Cool device"
mrhasbean Member since:
2006-04-03

The Ipad has twice the battery life


So the iPad already has twice the battery life and this thing supports Flash, which on Linux (and OSX) almost generates a core breech in the processor. Watching 1080p movies will be interesting then - you might get through the credits before the battery gasps its dying breath...

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RE: Cool device
by Phloptical on Thu 4th Feb 2010 23:39 in reply to "Cool device"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

Only 4GB RAM? I hope there's an external slot for more storage.

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