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.