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Android-powered JooJoo 2 is Coming in 2011

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Will JooJoo 2 be better than its predecessor?

The JooJoo's launch was marred with controversy and whether it was the tablet and its limited functions, or the fact that the launch was rife with dispute, people just didn't care for the device. However, it seems FusionGarage believes the JooJoo brand can still be a success; the company has revealed that the JooJoo 2 will hit next year and will be based on Android.

The first JooJoo was a tablet made for searching the web, and not much else. However, the device arrived around the same time as the iPad, which boasted thousands of applications that allowed for ebook reading, word processing, email, video, music, and gaming. Reviews of the JooJoo weren't stellar and, as a result, sales were pretty low.

Still, that hasn't stopped FusionGarage talking about JooJoo 2. It's not yet clear if the new JooJoo will be have similar functionality to the iPad or Galaxy Tab, however, we do know that it will be based on Android. According to Gizmodo, the JooJoo 2 will run on Android but won't be an Android tablet, meaning it might not have access to the Android Marketplace. Instead they'll be taking Android and "optimizing it for what the market needs." This includes plans to take several messaging services, like Gmail and Facebook Mail, and allow access via one UI.

FusionGarage plans to discontinue (but still support) the first generation JooJoo once the second iteration hits shelves in 2011. The company also said they plan on being a 'multiple device company.' Considering their plans to discontinue the original JooJoo, this suggests they'll either launch the JooJoo 2 in more than one size, or offer other products alongside the tablet.

Source: Gizmodo

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    tobyevers , October 27, 2010 1:07 AM
    Holy Ducks Batman! That guy in the pic is freaking ugly....
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    mlopinto2k1 , October 27, 2010 2:30 AM
    Joo Joo 2, so easy, even a caveman can do it.
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    styrkes , October 27, 2010 1:06 AM
    How many people have even bought or heard of JooJoo 1?
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    tobyevers , October 27, 2010 1:07 AM
    Holy Ducks Batman! That guy in the pic is freaking ugly....
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    nforce4max , October 27, 2010 2:01 AM
    Price?
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    mlopinto2k1 , October 27, 2010 2:30 AM
    Joo Joo 2, so easy, even a caveman can do it.
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    gekko668 , October 27, 2010 2:44 AM
    It would be nice if it can run on Ubuntu tablet version
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    eddieroolz , October 27, 2010 2:44 AM
    I'm just surprised that this is still alive.
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    aaron686 , October 27, 2010 2:45 AM
    Sorry, but am I the only one who lol'd at the dudes face?....lol
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    theoutbound , October 27, 2010 3:00 AM
    The JooJoo 2? That has to be the worst product name ever.
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    Anonymous , October 27, 2010 3:44 AM
    re:Joo Joo 2, so easy, even a caveman can do it.
    what.... that dude is a caveman? no wonder. I through it maybe some halloween costume. shi. planet of the apes 3 coming 2011. apes with his joo joo 2 adventure.
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    Shuge1 , October 27, 2010 5:11 AM
    The fact that they using android makes it worth a shot...bt the guys face! Urggh...bad 4 marketing
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    dEAne , October 27, 2010 5:57 AM
    I would rather buy an iPad.
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    alyoshka , October 27, 2010 8:15 AM
    Gingerbread and Joo Joo 2 :)  Makes me want to have some more breakfast.....with a few Eclairs....
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    yellowblue , October 27, 2010 9:15 AM
    JooJoo = Dodo
    JooJoo 2 + Android - Market Place = Fossilized Dodo

    The company should seriously replace their CEO.
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    bonezy , October 27, 2010 10:20 AM
    tobyeversHoly Ducks Batman! That guy in the pic is freaking ugly....


    Not very nice.
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    aracheb , October 27, 2010 12:02 PM
    bonezyNot very nice.

    but he is ugly as
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    chomlee , October 27, 2010 12:58 PM
    isn't that the same guy that is in the Geico comercials
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    bustapr , October 27, 2010 1:46 PM
    good luck selling more than 50 this time...
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    zak_mckraken , October 27, 2010 1:52 PM
    Thanks Jane for digging back the ol' Chandra photo! Always brings a chuckle.

    I couldn't find the exact sales figures of the 1st JooJoo, but if I remember correctly, around 100 persons pre-ordered it. Out of that number, 15-20 canceled the order for various reasons. I guess that's a good indicator of the sales once the device was actually launched.
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    kelemvor4 , October 27, 2010 2:04 PM
    theoutboundThe JooJoo 2? That has to be the worst product name ever.

    Exactly what I was thinking. I'd feel a litle funny in a meeting telling the guy next to me it was a "joojoo" tablet.
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    cadder , October 27, 2010 3:38 PM
    When they start messing with the OS, you want to stay away.

    Ask yourself why they would want to mess with the OS? They change it to either run on their limited hardware, or so you will have to buy something else from them that you could get cheaper or free elsewhere.
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