Amid lawsuits and controversy between former partners TechCrunch and Fusion Garage, this tablet could still become a reality. While the intellectual property belongs to both groups, the name belongs exclusively to TechCrunch. So in order to market the device, Fusion Garage had to come up with a new name, and they're calling it Joojoo.
First Look: Joojoo (CrunchPad) tablet computer
The Singapore company started taking orders on the $500 tablet last week. On the surface, Joojoo is a handsome glossy 2.1 pound tablet with a bright 12.1 inch touch display whose orientation changes, iPhone-style, from portrait to landscape mode depending on which way you rotate it. There are no applications, but it boots into cyberspace in 9 seconds. Joojoo's home screen segregates the shortcut icons you tap for popular Web destinations into categories: Connect
(Twitter, Gmail and Flickr), Have Fun
(YouTube, Hulu, and AOL), and Be Informed
(CNN, Reuters, the New York Times). You'll be able to add your own icons and bookmarks; you can visit other Web destinations using an onscreen keyboard. There are no physical buttons aside from a power button, and it's wifi only (no 3G).
CrunchPad - The Greatest Tablet There Never Was http://www.guardian.co.uk/tech.....t-scrapped
Will CrunchPad re-emerge with new name? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34281044