The epic of the JooJoo Tablet continues on, and prospects for the users that have already pre-ordered it are somewhat disappointing. Fusion Garage had planned on having the JooJoo Tablet shipped by March 29th. That date has passed, and customers have yet to hear or see their beloved internet slates. Instead, Fusion Garage says they were stuck in Los Angeles and hope that by April 1st the first batch will reach its respective owners. However, the more likely date is April 2nd, and this comes after months of delays in this whole crazy saga of CrunchPad to JooJoo Tablet.
Late pre-order deliveries, however, appear only to be Fusion Garage’s last issue. The number of pre-orders from February 11 are dismal in number. So far there have only been 90. At this rate, the JooJoo Tablet will be lucky to become a collector’s item. And Fusion Garage announced it has made a break from its original merchant, PayPal, for some other more traditional route. They seem to be suffering from major issues, and all of this may very well kill any prospect for the JooJoo Tablet to become the Linux device that goes mainstream.
The legal battle has officially begun over the Joo Joo, formerly known as the CrunchPad. TechCrunch owner Michael Arrington announced on Thursday that he had filed a lawsuit against former business partner Chandra Rathakrishnan, CEO of Fusion Garage. The suit alleges many wrongdoings on Fusion Garage’s part, including a number of charges that include the theft of money and property owned by TechCrunch. Rathakrishnan is not backing down, claiming that Arrignton’s allegations are false, and that her company owes absolutely nothing to TechCrunch.
The Joo Joo tablet notebook is priced at $500 and will be available for purchase at midnight tonight on the company’s website. If you want in, I’d suggest acting quickly, in case the lawyers get ahold of this thing before you can.
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