A look at JooJoo web tablet, the iPad rival

A look at JooJoo web tablet, the iPad rival

Summary: JooJoo makers Fusion Garage have given ZDNet UK hands-on time with their Linux-based tablet computer

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  • This shot shows the JooJoo attempting to log on to ZDNet UK's Wi-Fi service. A successful log-on took a couple of tries.

  • The JooJoo has a large virtual keyboard that gains certain added functionality, depending on the application being used.

  • In web-surfing mode, the keyboard incorporates useful shortcuts to popular services.

Topics: Mobility, Smartphones

David Meyer

About David Meyer

David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't pay the bills. David's main focus is on communications, as well as internet technologies, regulation and mobile devices.

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  • That sure beats the iPad as far as I'm concerned. Now, to buy one, if only I could sell my car . . .
    Fat Pop Do Wop
  • This is vastly better that the iPad in every respect. If I were buying a tablet PC this is the sort of thing I would want. The only addition I would have liked would have been a wired Ethernet port.

    P.S.
    This item is actually good enough for me to brave the still gawd awful zdnet login, and almost unreadable layout {sigh}
    Tezzer-5cae2
  • Looks, a few bigger fo me, but the idea of Linux inside a tablet is sooo atractive :)

    Greetings!
    JaD!
    jado92mx
  • This is a crappy product according to the major tech sites in the U.S, like engadget, gizmondo, and many others. It's so bad that they only manage to sell 64 unit in the whole world. I wouldn't buy this even at half the current price, which is ridiculously over-priced for a product with this quality and unknown vendor battling lawsuit from TechCrunch for unethical business practices.
    vimurphy
  • @vimurphy - As I recall, some of those early write-ups reflected the high quality of the hardware, but were concerned about the software. Those other sites played with the device a while before we did, and they got what was, by all admissions, a half-baked OS. We saw a more complete OS, which seemed to work fine, and more updates are coming over-the-air this month.

    In any case, each to their own. We played with it, and liked it. And, on the subject of price - I would be extremely surprised to see any equivalent device come in under that price, whether or not Arrington originally intended it to be sub-$200.
    David Meyer