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JooJoo tablet delayed to March 25 due to glitch

updated 04:55 pm EST, Fri February 26, 2010

Screen issues push JooJoo back a month

Fusion Garage on Friday afternoon said it has had to delay shipping the JooJoo tablet by nearly a month, to March 25th. It promised the February target as recently as this month but now says it had to improve the sensitivity of the 12-inch touchscreen before shipping the web device. Those who pre-ordered the tablet will get a free but unnamed accessory in exchange for the delay.

The delay puts the release of the JooJoo more than four months after it was first officially released. Although potentially a rival to the iPad and other devices, it has faced a number of major setbacks, including a lawsuit over the allegedly deceptive decision to cut off TechCrunch from its original idea as well as rumors of production issues at the rumored manufacturer, Pegatron.

Aside from its larger 12-inch display, the JooJoo is notable for unnamed but proven video hardware that gives the tablet 1080p video acceleration, including for Flash 10.1 once Adobe's plugin is integrated into Fusion Garage's customized Linux-based OS.



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  1. Foe Hammer

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    Joined: Feb 2005

    +10

    Ask The Officials

    "The delay puts the release of the JooJoo more than four months after it was first officially released."

    - So nothing is officially released at an official release. Only after an official release can one officially release something.

  1. rtamesis

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Jan 2000

    +7

    comment title

    It's still vaporware until released.

  1. FreeRange

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jul 2009

    +8

    DOA

    Why would anyone buy this product? They delay shipment at the last minute for another month because still playing with the touch sensitivity of the screen? You've got to be kidding... This company is a joke.

  1. mikerich

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    Joined: Oct 2003

    +6

    JooJoo commits suicide

    The new date means they're launching a tablet against the iPad. Which is quite possibly the most stupid thing ever.

    Sure the people who've pre-paid for one (PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY PAID???), but there's no chance Fusion Garage will get a look-in on the mainstream media channels.

  1. testudo

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Aug 2001

    -2

    Re: vaporware

    As is the iPad, which we still don't have a definitive release date and only a few have gotten to see.

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