JooJoo : Linux based Tablet PC
By on December 16th, 2009

Mike Arrington, the founder of TechCrunch had been working for over an year on a super cool Tablet PC called Crunchpad. However, two days before the product debut, Mike got into a disagreement with the partnet company Fusion Garage and the whole project imploded and the Crunchpad never saw the light of the day.

Fusion Garage, however, have gone ahead to rename and re-market the Crunchpad as JooJoo.

The JooJoo tablet PC is 12.1 inch widescreen , multi-touch tablet with a 1Ghz Atom processor and 1 GB RAM. It runs a custom Linux OS targeted towards Internet browsing and has Wifi 802.11b/g capability as well as an in-built accelerometer for all the iPhone-like cool features. Other standard tablet PC features include Bluetooth, USB ports, Speakers and a micro-phone. It has a 4GB SSD as opposed to Flash RAM present in most mobile devices.

Originally priced at $200, JooJoo is now available for pre-order from it’s site at $500. Although this is one of the more cooler looking devices out there, a 250% increase in price for a gadget running Open Source software and no special features like support for 3G or TV/HDMI output maybe slightly over the top.

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Author: Raseel Bhagat

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  • http://www.techandlife.com techandlife

    The price increase is pretty steep, but thankfully it's not 250%. It's actually just 150%.

    A 50% increase would increase the original price by $100.

    A 100% increase would increase the original price by $200 (i.e. 100% increase doubles the price).

    So a 150% increase would increase the price by $300 taking it from $200 to $500.

    Hope that makes some sense. It is a little confusing.

    Here's a website which tries to explain it all:

    http://www.themathematicsworkshop.com.au/howtocal
    .-= techandlife´s last blog ..No risk, easy installation of Windows 7 =-.

    • http://raseel.in Raseel Bhagat

      Thanks for pointing this out. I actually meant that the new price is 250% of the original price and not a 250% increase.

  • http://www.legg.uklinux.net/simple_bioethics.html David Legg

    Awesome. However, I would want one for <£200 and with super-long battery life thanks to an ARM processor.

    • http://raseel.in Raseel Bhagat

      I think it's because the Fusion Garage guys screwed up the deal with Mike Arrington, they have to do stuff on their own and hence the product is expensive.

      Some inside sources reveal that Mike Arrington might come back with the similar device at half the price.

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