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Former TechCrunch Tablet JooJoo Packs Nvidia Ion

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 13 comments

It's been a few months since we've heard anything about the JooJoo, the web surfing tablet formerly known as the CrunchPad.

The JooJoo has been shrouded in controversy and drama since it was announced . Before it was the JooJoo, it was the CrunchPad and the brainchild of TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. After a very messy falling out, Arrington's partner on the project took the idea and ran, making the decision that his company, Fusion Garage, would release the CrunchPad by itself.

While the TechCrunch crew is shouting IP theft and filing lawsuits, Fusion Garage is trying to market the tablet. Engadget today reports that the device has hit the FCC which means full documentation and a teardown.

FCC filings reveal Nvidia's Ion chipset paired with Intel's Atom N270 and a 3G card. Engadget reports getting a list of video formats from Fusion Garage, which says the device will support AVI, MPEG-4, MOV, WMV and WMA, FLV (Flash Video), VOB, OGG, OGM and OGV, MKV (Mastroska), DiVX and XVi.

Pre-orders for the device started last December ($499) but there's no word on an official shipping/release date.

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    Camikazi , March 12, 2010 6:45 PM
    Wasn't this supposed to be a very low priced tablet originally?
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    LsRamAir , March 12, 2010 7:11 PM
    from the looks of its newly leaked specs, if i can put win7 on it i might bite.
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    wiinippongamer , March 12, 2010 7:15 PM
    thought they were gonna post the caveman picture again
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    JMcEntegart , March 12, 2010 7:52 PM
    CamikaziWasn't this supposed to be a very low priced tablet originally?


    Originally $199 iirc. Damn shame if you ask me.
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    lukeeu , March 12, 2010 9:04 PM
    LsRamAirfrom the looks of its newly leaked specs, if i can put win7 on it i might bite.

    It supports win in the upside down mode :)  I'm waiting for one that has a small qwerty keyboard, like in slider phones, so I could type with thumbs while holding it.
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    anamaniac , March 13, 2010 10:03 AM
    JMcEntegartOriginally $199 iirc. Damn shame if you ask me.

    Too bad. An atom for $200 sounds about right. But for the price, why not use a ULV C2D or a Athlon Neo x2 (or whatever they're called)?
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    nevertell , March 13, 2010 1:46 PM
    Win7 on this ? I'd rather have linux.
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    mayne92 , March 14, 2010 1:03 PM
    I haven't heard anything else but I'm still waiting for the court ruling against this company and their other partner there that got the stiff-end-of-the-stick...
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    avinatbezeqintdotnet , March 14, 2010 5:00 PM
    I'd never buy this, because of the TechCrunch issue.
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    JohnnyLucky , March 15, 2010 2:12 AM
    JooJoo? Who came up with that name? In the old Tarzan films starring Johnny Weissmueller, when Tarzan uttered the phrase it meant very bad things were about to happen.
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    erikstarcher , March 15, 2010 2:14 PM
    anamaniacToo bad. An atom for $200 sounds about right. But for the price, why not use a ULV C2D or a Athlon Neo x2 (or whatever they're called)?

    Because it would cost more...
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    CTPAHHIK , March 15, 2010 3:20 PM
    anamaniacToo bad. An atom for $200 sounds about right. But for the price, why not use a ULV C2D or a Athlon Neo x2 (or whatever they're called)?


    Intel ULV C2D or AMD Neo will decimate battery life to nothing. We are stuck with old and trusted Atom - ground breaking achievement from Intel - that can barely do word processing.
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    back_by_demand , March 15, 2010 4:06 PM
    I have noticed a few netbooks sporting a Celeron 743, not the fastest in the world but compared to the Atom may as well be a Core i7. I wonder how difficult it would be to get one in a tablet instead of a netbook to make Win 7 run peachy fast.