To Mike Arrington. Everybody's giving credit to Apple, but there's no real evidence that they were working on the iPad until they made the announcement in January. Sure, Apple is the second to get a tablet out, but why shouldn't they have been first; all they had to do was port iPhone OS. Their real tablet OS, 4.0, won't come out until fall. Everyone else had to start from scratch.
http://www.engadget.com/photos/joojoo-unboxing/ I know it's too expensive... I know it has limited functionality... but it's just soo sexy. Everyone is hating on this device; it won't sell many units, but I want it so badly! The 16:9 screen looks beautiful and if I had any way of loading my own videos on there, it would be a done deal... In a couple months, you'll notice everyone and their grandmother with an iPad, but you won't see these bad boys... It's a unique product...
Another gadget that had high hopes and ambitions, relegated to the garbage bin of gadget history. So long, JooJoo. I'd pour out a 40 for you, but honestly, I never really cared about you. http://gizmodo.com/5505724/joojoo-tablet-these-cou...
From Engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2010/03/10/joojoo-revamps-... This thing is looking like a very attractive alternative to the iPad! If it was made more a more reputable company, I think I'd definitely choose this over the iPad. Being able to view the "full web" is a big plus in my opinion.
Almost two years after announcing it they still haven't released. I think they gave everyone else enough time to design and release competing products. Maybe Arrington should have kept it under wraps a while longer? Right now nobody would choose this product over the Ipad. The only option they have is to lower the price to their original $200 price point. I don't see the point of even releasing it otherwise.
$499 for a browser only tablet device that has no brand image?
Where to begin? $499? Shipping in 8-10 weeks? Not sure who else watched the webcast, but the device experience looked really laggy and bad. Maybe Arrington shouldn't be so unhappy about how things worked out.