[Merged] JooJoo 12" tablet


reptiledude4

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The JooJoo only does 1/50 of what the iPad does. iPad has all those apps, iPod functionality, iWork, iBooks, and so much more. JooJoo does web. No comparison. I think the JooJoo should only be priced $200-300 at the most. It has one function, which is not enough for a $500 device. I'll admit it has a very nice design and UI, but it is grossly overpriced.
 

zemzabob

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I agree the ipad is far superior to the joojoo I can't see paying over $200 for one of them.
 

marksman

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I don't understand how it is coming out first if they are going to be able to deliver within 8-10 weeks of taking pre-orders. The iPad will be out by then.


Also who is going to pre-order a joojoo with the iPad coming out so soon.

People who hate money, that is who.
 

mrgreen4242

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I'm not certain of all the details out there, but the "JooJoo" used to be the CrunchPad. It was co-developed by some guy (Chandra something or other) and the TechCrunch blog guy. Right at the end, the Chandra something or other guy basically told TechCrunch that they were going to sell it under a new name and not cut them in on it. They are having it built on consignment, essentially, without addressing any of the legal complaints being filed against them.

There's a very high chance that the device will never ship, or that if it does it will be of very poor build quality and have zero manufacturer support. I wouldn't let my credit card within 100 miles of that site.

In short, this is vapourware and likely stolen IP vapourwate at that.
 

GermanSuplex

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Again, anytime someone mentions the iPod, iPhone, etc. vs. anything, I always go back to the Apple ecosystem. Apple products work together. I didn't buy an Apple TV, and iPhone and use iTunes just because I love Apple. I buy them because I can buy music at home, listen to it on the Apple TV and put it on my phone all with the same program. I can backup and sync my phone from my PC. For a good chunk of non-iPhone users, how many of them know how to backup their phone? Very few I would imagine. The iPad is yet another device that will seamlessly integrate into this system of Apple hardware and software, and I like the idea of all my devices working together.
 

puppyflightclub

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I'm not certain of all the details out there, but the "JooJoo" used to be the CrunchPad. It was co-developed by some guy (Chandra something or other) and the TechCrunch blog guy. Right at the end, the Chandra something or other guy basically told TechCrunch that they were going to sell it under a new name and not cut them in on it. They are having it built on consignment, essentially, without addressing any of the legal complaints being filed against them.

There's a very high chance that the device will never ship, or that if it does it will be of very poor build quality and have zero manufacturer support. I wouldn't let my credit card within 100 miles of that site.

In short, this is vapourware and likely stolen IP vapourwate at that.
oooooooooooooh! :confused::eek:
 

AceFernalld

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A quote from an Engadget article:
"Speaking of Apple, Chandra was quite blunt about the iPad: "Imitation is the greatest form of flattery." No really -- he told us everything from Steve Jobs calling the iPad a "magical product" to the couch being on stage during the keynote to the $499 price point was a nod to the Joojoo, since "juju" is an African word for "magical" and the Joojoo was positioned as a couch computer when it launched in November."

I literally laughed out loud when I read that. The iPad has to have been in development 3x longer than the CrunchPad/joojoo. The joojoo does web and thats it. No media. No iWork. No thousands of games and apps. They put multi-touch, a technology which Apple pioneered with the iPhone 3 years ago, in their product and they say Apple is imitating them with the iPad? Laughable.

The iPad has much more widespread appeal, features, and storage than the joojoo and therefor it will be infinitely more successful. I also think it's messed up what Fusion Garage (the company which makes the joojoo) did to Michael Arrington.

~Austin:apple:
 

chill.

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I'm not certain of all the details out there, but the "JooJoo" used to be the CrunchPad. It was co-developed by some guy (Chandra something or other) and the TechCrunch blog guy. Right at the end, the Chandra something or other guy basically told TechCrunch that they were going to sell it under a new name and not cut them in on it. They are having it built on consignment, essentially, without addressing any of the legal complaints being filed against them.

There's a very high chance that the device will never ship, or that if it does it will be of very poor build quality and have zero manufacturer support. I wouldn't let my credit card within 100 miles of that site.

In short, this is vapourware and likely stolen IP vapourwate at that.
you are very, very out of date and making a lot of misinformed assumptions when you admit that you don't know the details.

it was revealed that techcrunch did jack **** in the development process. engadget has had a hands-on with the joojoo. not vaporware and not stolen IP
 

marksman

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I like how the african word for magical is "juju" and their product is called "joojoo"

wth

paddy is slang for an irishman. Ipaddy means someone is irish, that means this will come with a lifetime of whiskey.
 

mtnDewFTW

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I just wanna know who came up with the name JooJoo for a tablet.
I mean, okay iPad isn't that great either, but ..the hell?

Anyway, I don't really care for a portable web browser.
 

PlayHard

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iPad still wins

For me, at least, the iPad is better. I looked at it and even though it does Flash and I really wish the iPad could multitask, the app store alone makes the iPad a clear winner for me. Plus, I think the storage on the JooJoo is really low.
 

mrgreen4242

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you are very, very out of date and making a lot of misinformed assumptions when you admit that you don't know the details.

it was revealed that techcrunch did jack **** in the development process. engadget has had a hands-on with the joojoo. not vaporware and not stolen IP
When I say I don't know the details, I meant just that I didn't know the specifics of names and dates off hand. I looked the details up, though.

"Revealed" by whom? The people being sued, I am sure. TechCrunch has not dropped the suit, nor has the case been decided, as far as I can find. It's all a big case of "he said, she said" at this point.

The device was listed for pre-order on 12/7/09 with an 8-10 week delivery time frame. It's still listed that way and no production models have shipped. Having a prototype doesn't mean it's not vapourware. This week the "CEO" announced a manufacturer, eight weeks after telling people who were preordering that they would have units in 8-10 weeks. Now saying people will have their orders late this month. We'll see, I suppose. :rolleyes:

Again, there are still pending federal lawsuits against this company and product. There's no reason to believe that they will be around to support it in a year. Regardless of how it turns out, I wound't want to pay money for something that may end up getting shut down before the warranty even ends.

Wikipedia has a long list of resources about the ordeal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JooJoo
http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/11/crunchpad-federal-lawsuit-filed-some-additional-thoughts/

If you have something more recent, I'd like to read it, out of curiosity, but I don't appreciate the tone of your post. It's a little bit of bad form to tell someone they are out of date and don't know details, then to just asset the opposite position without anything to support it. I was passing along information to other MR members, who I wouldn't want to see get bit by something like this - regardless of the eventually outcome, it's all very sketchy looking at this point, imo.
 

bossxii

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Back in mid 2009 when it was the "Crunchpad" and it was $149 to $199 for a web surfing device it had some potential.

They have added nothing to it's capabilities, but nearly tripled the price from it's original target. If this thing has more then $50 bucks in parts I'll be amazed. Then again I doubt it ever comes to market now that the iPad is out. It would cost them more money to build the initial production run, market it effectively and support it than they may ever possibly dream of making profit wise.

I think the legal battle was dropped a week or so ago, but the idea Arrington had of bring a web enabled tablet to the masses for under 200 bucks is dead.
 

SteveSparks

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I think the legal battle was dropped a week or so ago, but the idea Arrington had of bring a web enabled tablet to the masses for under 200 bucks is dead.
The judge, I believe has a meeting with lawyers on March 22. Which is why they need to ship before the 22nd. I suspect injunction on the 22nd, which is harder to do once it is shipping.
 

bossxii

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The judge, I believe has a meeting with lawyers on March 22. Which is why they need to ship before the 22nd. I suspect injunction on the 22nd, which is harder to do once it is shipping.
Ah, thanks for the update. I had honestly lost interest after all the iPad hype was building around the holidays. After seeing it's now price tag of $499 I was simply thinking WOW... how the hell did it get that high? :eek:
 

yodaxl7

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I saw the video of the joojoo. It looks awful! I am a huge fan of the iphone, but not apple. However, I am warming up to apple. Apple may not waste time in suing them for the multi-touch. All it can do is interface with the web. That's it. It is an expensive device for just a web browser device. Plus, it does not even do that well.
 

Chaos123x

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WOW the JooJoo does Flash? Awesome.

To bad Apple's A4 chip is way to weak to handle Flash. :(
 

chill.

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If you have something more recent, I'd like to read it, out of curiosity, but I don't appreciate the tone of your post. It's a little bit of bad form to tell someone they are out of date and don't know details, then to just asset the opposite position without anything to support it. I was passing along information to other MR members, who I wouldn't want to see get bit by something like this - regardless of the eventually outcome, it's all very sketchy looking at this point, imo.
settle down. i think people should know what they are talking about when they post rather than spread misinformation. it was clear from what you wrote that your ignorance on the subject wasn't limited to names/dates. and pot calling the kettle black much? you neglected any sort of citation or references in your first post
 

egautreaux

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I think the JooJoo should only be priced $200-300 at the most. It has one function, which is not enough for a $500 device. I'll admit it has a very nice design and UI, but it is grossly overpriced.
I'm pretty sure it's not the JooJoo that is specifically over priced, but that this shows the absolute value in the iPad. Even with Apple designing its own proprietary components, and its worldwide business contracts, along with is massive quantity parts orders and streamline production facilities, the prices of all the parts equals almost 300 dollars.