CrunchPad Breaks Cover at Media Event Next MondayS

The CrunchPad would've been an easy-to-use Web tablet, but the strange saga of its 11th-hour demise will be anything but simple. Chandra Rathakrishnan—CEO of the CrunchPad's problem partner—will demo the tablet, and explain his side of the story.

The Fusion Garage CEO will speak to reporters and show the device in San Francisco Monday, so we'll finally get to see what all the fuss is about. At $300-ish, the touchscreen CrunchPad actually sounded pretty cool to me.

So far it's sounded like Michael Arrington got screwed, but it'll be interesting to hear Fusion Garage's take on events. Both parties own parts of the CrunchPad's intellectual property—and multiple lawsuits are brewing—so I'll be pretty shocked if Fusion Garage says we'll see the CrunchPad in shops anytime soon. [San Francisco Business Times]