updated 05:20 pm EST, Fri December 11, 2009
Fusion Garage sees 3G, subsidized models too
Fusion Garage chief Chandrasekhar Rathakrishnan in an interview published today has provided details of how the Joojoo tablet's performance as well as its future plans. The company lead confirms that the Atom-based tablet carries 1GB of RAM but also has a dedicated graphics processor instrumental to its 1080p Flash playback as well as better 3D. Rathakrishnan claims to Engadget that the Joojoo has enough 3D performance to support 'at least iPhone level' games.
He additionally clarified the company's intentions for 3G, noting that a slot on the side is in place to add it later and that hardware should be ready sometime in 2010. Talks are also reportedly underway for a subsidized version through a carrier, even without 3G, though with whom and under what possible terms isn't mentioned.
Aside from offering a potential gaming platform, Fusion Garage may also imitate Apple's strategy for its rumored tablet and land book publisher deals for e-books optimized for its all-touchscreen interface.
The news is important to justifying the tablet's relatively high $499 price tag but comes just as the company is facing a lawsuit which not only accuses Fusion Garage of misappropriating work but of lacking the funds to produce the tablet as promised.