Fusion Garage has made its 12in Atom-based tablet, the JooJoo, available to buyers outside the US. UK residents can now order the large iPad alternative for £319 plus £15 postage and packing - a grand total of £334, which is roughly what the most basic 9in iPad is expected to retail for. Fusion Garage JooJoo The JooJoo: …
logical extension of a laptop?
But if you've made a "tablet" by bolting a PC, a car battery, and a large fan onto the back of a 12-inch screen then size is your only selling point.
I'm quite happy with my 9 inches, thank you very much.
I'm sorry, where did you get car battery from?
No sign of a car battery here:
I'm almost tempted to stick one on my xmas list so I don't have to lug my 12.1" laptop around (which has a knackered battery so does need a car battery, along with car attached to it and an inverter to power it on the move).
but only 4gb of storage is a joke
Sounds excellent. If the screen's nice and responsive to a decent number of simultaneous touches, I'd happily pay 300 notes for one of these. The kicker is being able to develop for it - I need to run the code of my choice on my own device. Sounds like a remarkably innovative feature for a computer.
"There are just so many things we wish Fusion Garage did differently with the JooJoo. Even putting aside the fact that Apple's $499 iPad brings more to the table than just web browsing, the JooJoo is less portable, has a worse (if larger) screen, is unintuitive to use, and ships with half-baked software."
Point 5 in particular.
I know TechCrunch are not the most objective people to ask about this particular product, but still.
It is a testament to the crushing power of Apple marketing that only 64 JooJoos have been sold when, as the article points out, it has a much larger screen than the million-selling iPad. It also plays Flash, unlike the iPad.
What is wrong with people, I wonder, that they always fall for Apple's hype when such obviously better values exist?
"CruchPad" made me laugh, though, so thanks for that.
Has anyone else noticed the slowly growing trend of gadgets that have names which are almost synonymous with baby speak?
Joo Joo, etc.
Personally I'm waiting for the Pthbpthbpthb, marketed as the :P
I possibly may have found something to put on my Christmas list.
IF you follow the link in the article the JooJoo site page say that they are only accepting orders from US & Canada.
Fail for obvious reasons.
Interested parties may wish to read the Engadget review prior to purchase
... but the early reviews suggest the software leaves something to be desired. Hopefully a few updates down the line, this will be a real contender.
Is this JooJoo anything like the "juju" causing so much trouble for TinTin in Belgium and Congo?
Seen the Engadget review - shame.
Is it too much to ask to have a decent non-apple tablet?