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Guess How Many JooJoos Have Been Sold

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The JooJoo tablet might be shipping but is anyone buying?

The JooJoo tablet (formerly known as the CrunchPad) started shipping last Friday and orders were expected to deliver on Monday. So how many people are this week playing with their shiny new tablet from Fusion Garage? Well, not many, it turns out.

The JooJoo made a big splash when it was revealed last year and seeing as how it hit preorder status back in early December, assuming FG had a decent amount of preorders is not exactly an off-the-wall theory. However, it looks like business is slow for Fusion Garage; court documents reveal that the company only received 90 preorders and 15 of those have since been returned.

Gizmodo cites court documents from the ongoing suit between TechCrunch and Fusion Garage that state just 90 of the $500 tablets have been ordered and 15 have been either canceled or returned. To put that in clearer terms, that's $45,000 if they manage to sell all 90. As Giz points out, that's not exactly a huge amount of money when you've got lawsuits, legal bills and the desire to mass produce.

While it's easy to blame the announcement of the iPad and a host of other tablets for the lack of excitement, it's hard to ignore the controversy surrounding this device. What started out as the $200 brainchild of TechCrunch's Michael Arrington has evolved into a $500 tablet from a company that Arrington is calling disreputable.  

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    yay , March 31, 2010 1:04 PM
    I must admit, i laughed when i read the title. The news however wasn't really that funny. Its sad to see the ipad sell so well when comparable, non restrictive products are doing so poorly, regardless of background. Good luck against even the most basic android guys!
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    Ho0d1um , March 31, 2010 2:10 PM
    CryogenicThis proves what? That only Apple can sell anything to it's fanatical fan base?

    No it proves that FG f'd up by jacking the price like they did. Hell I would by an iPad over this thing, and I hate apple.
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    gilbertfh , March 31, 2010 12:58 PM
    The not so noteworthy JooJoo totally slipped my mind. As has been stated on many forums it really is all about marketing. Maybe if they would have stuck to the origional pricing scheme it would have been more of a hit.
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    gilbertfh , March 31, 2010 12:58 PM
    The not so noteworthy JooJoo totally slipped my mind. As has been stated on many forums it really is all about marketing. Maybe if they would have stuck to the origional pricing scheme it would have been more of a hit.
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    Mottamort , March 31, 2010 1:02 PM
    ...Whats a JooJoo? :D 
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    yay , March 31, 2010 1:04 PM
    I must admit, i laughed when i read the title. The news however wasn't really that funny. Its sad to see the ipad sell so well when comparable, non restrictive products are doing so poorly, regardless of background. Good luck against even the most basic android guys!
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    babybeluga , March 31, 2010 1:15 PM
    What a mean (but epic) article!

    We want the caveman pic!
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    Kaiser_25 , March 31, 2010 1:34 PM
    Ya they didnt market well enough...again sad
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    zoemayne , March 31, 2010 1:52 PM
    RIP JooJoo I'm gonna miss u homie!
  • 7 Hide
    cryogenic , March 31, 2010 2:01 PM
    This proves what?
    That only Apple can sell anything to it's fanatical fan base?
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    Ho0d1um , March 31, 2010 2:10 PM
    CryogenicThis proves what? That only Apple can sell anything to it's fanatical fan base?

    No it proves that FG f'd up by jacking the price like they did. Hell I would by an iPad over this thing, and I hate apple.
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    i8cookiemonster , March 31, 2010 2:11 PM
    And here I thought JooJoo was a type of candy and this might be some kind of contest...
    I guess I was wrong. :( 
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    chris13th , March 31, 2010 2:34 PM
    babybelugaWhat a mean (but epic) article!We want the caveman pic!

    See my profile picture and your wish will be granted.
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    babybeluga , March 31, 2010 2:45 PM
    chris13thSee my profile picture and your wish will be granted.


    I went to your profile for this! My needs have been sated!
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    sliem , March 31, 2010 2:53 PM
    @caveman pic: poor guy.
    @JooJoo: poor guy.
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    ericburnby , March 31, 2010 2:56 PM
    Cryogenic, you are an idiot along with most of Tom's readers, who all seem to be Apple haters. Only thing worse than a fanboy, is a hater IMO.

    Over 90% of people that own an iPhone or iPod don't own a Mac and will never own a Mac (me included, strictly a PC guy). So are you telling me that the countless millions of iPhones and Ipods sold were all bought by Apple fanatics? Are they buying 10 iPhones and 50 iPods each just to support Apple?
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    JohnnyLucky , March 31, 2010 3:20 PM
    The "first to market" ploy did not work this time.
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    Anonymous , March 31, 2010 3:24 PM
    At $200, I wanted one.
    At $300, i figured a netbook would do what i wanted, with a keyboard.
    At $500 and after screwing over the community that designed the hardware and software, there is no way I will buy it.
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    JonnyDough , March 31, 2010 3:27 PM
    Is anyone else thinking this name is anti-semetic? I'm not Jewish, atheist. Just thought it sounded a bit prejudiced.
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    Anonymous , March 31, 2010 3:35 PM
    I think of the iPad like an atari console. I WANT to be locked in to the Apple ecosystem to get all the functionality. A tablet would be useless (to me) if it was like my laptop.

    The apps are what make this thing worthwhile. You Tom's tech heads are missing the bigger picture.

    (I think )This thing is gonna be huge and everyone else is going to try and copy it. Other smart phones are already scrambling to make app stores.
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    babybeluga , March 31, 2010 3:46 PM
    malieI think of the iPad like an atari console. I WANT to be locked in to the Apple ecosystem to get all the functionality. A tablet would be useless (to me) if it was like my laptop.The apps are what make this thing worthwhile. You Tom's tech heads are missing the bigger picture.(I think )This thing is gonna be huge and everyone else is going to try and copy it. Other smart phones are already scrambling to make app stores.


    Tom's reviews the product, not the idea...
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    Abrahm , March 31, 2010 3:46 PM
    I would venture a guess that if the JooJoo tablet, in it's exact form, function and price right now, was sold as an Apple product with a white logo on the back, the media would be all over it(giving it free advertisement) and it would be a booming success.
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    HalJordan , March 31, 2010 3:56 PM
    Poor marketing aside, the shenanigans that were going on with all parties involved with the JooJoo's development were enough to shy me away from this thing. Sad, at $200 it could have been a contender.
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