updated 11:00 pm EDT, Tue March 30, 2010
Units allegedly held by customs
Fusion Garage's JooJoo tablet appears to be facing shipping delays, leaving additional unanswered questions surrounding the device. The startup initially referenced March 29 as the day customers would begin receiving the tablets. As target day has come and gone, customers are left to wonder what the actual time-frame might be.
The company refutes the suggestion that manufacturing problems are still pushing the project back, as the units were allegedly delayed by customs officials, according to Engadget. The paperwork problem is said to be resolved, and the "absolute worst case" brings the arrival date to April 2nd via overnight delivery.
A leaked document from TechCrunch's lawsuit against Fusion Garage suggests the company may have only landed approximately 90 pre-orders, with 15 customers already canceling and receiving refunds.
The JooJoo has been surrounded with controversy since its conception, as TechCrunch was known to have worked with the startup during the design phase when the tablet was labeled the CrunchPad. Fusion Garage eventually severed ties to finish development using the new name, a move which led to the ongoing lawsuit.