Finally we have something that looks legitimately different in the tablet game. TabCo's Grid 10 tablet has a whole new OS and a smartphone buddy to play with.
The guys at JooJoo—you know, the tablet that was once made with TechCrunch but then had a falling out—want you to know two things: They're still alive, and there's a new JooJoo tablet coming next year.
The JooJoo tablet, possibly big in Europe but not much else, now runs Windows 7 with touchscreen controls for some reason thanks to Joojoo Forums dweller darkdavy.
I've got to admit that I find this funny, sad, and admirable at the same time. Fusion Garage sent this email to their only 64 JooJoo buyers—out of 90 pre-orders—exposing all their addresses:
These Paypal documents from the JooJoo/Techcrunch lawsuit show that only 90 preorders for the $500 device, roughly $44k worth, were made. This is what happens when you launch a tablet the same month as Apple, at the same price.
Many speculated that the day would never come, but the JooJoo tablet is now shipping to arrive on doorsteps by March 29th.
When Jason first played with JooJoo's tablet, he caught a fleeting glimpse of a 1.6GHz Intel Atom in the device's BIOS. Via the FCC, now we know for sure: It's based on the Atom processor, and as predicted, Nvidia's Ion.
Everybody's talking about tablets, especially those single-pane capacitive touchscreen ones more specifically known as "slates." The iPad is the biggest newsmaker, but there are lots headed our way (most with built-in webcams). Here's how they measure up, spec-wise:
After Fusion Garage left Michael Arrington and his Crunchpad standing at the altar, sad a dejected, only to go to a different wedding with some hussy named JooJoo, one thing seemed obvious: Somone was going to get sued, and soon. And that's exactly what's happened. And with INTERSERVE doing business as TECHCRUNCH and…
The Joojoo web tablet (AKA crunchpad) is a pretty neat idea! I kind of just wish Google was making it. I mean, if there's any company in the world suited to making one, it's Google.