Arrington-less Crunchpad to be Called JooJoo, Launch this Week

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MeTo

Sounds like this was a publicity stunt to drive up the price. I would rather have a $300 10" netbook.

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exaltedbladder

logo looks suspiciously like the "koodo" logo

http://images1.makefive.com/images/200922/48c7f4f31e269281.jpg

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Mr_Histamine

I highly doubt this will be successful.  They're already having issues with investors and each other, so I wouldn't be surprised if this fades into eternity by summer of next year.  And that really is unfortunate, because the system itself is brilliant - but without the capital and solidity of companies like Apple, Dell, Sony, etc., I can't see this succeeding.

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Spartacus

If the price tag doesn't kill this thing, the name will. Whoever thought of that name must be a truly extraordinary specimen of humanity.

 

CrunchPad was a pretty good name, sounded catchy and cool... If I hadn't seen this before someone mentioned the JooJoo I would have first thought who would EVER give a name like that to anything, and second, what on earth is a JooJoo?!?!

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Spartacus

If the price tag doesn't kill this thing, the name will. Whoever thought of that name must be a truly extraordinary specimen of humanity.

 

CrunchPad was a pretty good name, sounded catchy and cool... If I hadn't seen this before someone mentioned the JooJoo I would have first thought who would EVER give a name like that to anything, and second, what on earth is a JooJoo?!?!

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exaltedbladder

mandarin speaking kids call penises "joo joo" (phoenetics)

 

not a good name, i would say.

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aviaggio

Waste of time and space. Guaranteed it'll be an epic failure, and just what Fusion Garage deserves for their BS.

Explain why I would want this instead of a netbook (or even notebook) that can do 10x more for $200 less?

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DogPatch1149

"Can JooJoo Do-Do, Or Is JooJoo Just DooDoo?"

Looks pretty, might work, no really big selling points, and definitely expensive.

"Fastest bootup sequence out there."  Well, when you're the only touch screen tablet out there, the bar isn't exactly set very high, now, is it?

What makes it worth $500 again?

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Walnut

I thought the whole concept behind the Crunch Pad was to come out with a tablet for web browsing on the cheap. $500 is not "on the cheap." I wouldn't touch this thing with a ten foot pole, especially considering the seemingly malicious twist Fusion Garage has thrown into the picture. Get this sucker into the $200-$300 dollar range and then we'll talk. Until then, I'm waiting for Microsoft's Courier. That thing looks sweet.

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Bender2000

Finally!! Now we have a real choice against that dastardly tablet made by Apple, right! Dell, HP, SOny all dropped the ball here. It took Fusion Garage to beat Apple at its own game with a tablet that is fast and cheap and stylish! Never mind that the Apple tablet has not yet been announced or even acknowledged. Maxi the Unicorn gives this an Eleven KICK-ASS rating, and its already won the most innovative design of 2009 by some popular soething magazine, right?

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LVmonkey

...astroturf

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LVmonkey

...astroturf

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CentiZen

I seem to remember the podcast saying that the crunchpad for sure wasn't coming out in 2009.

 lol 

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nekollx

 the CrunchPad isn't though...

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