It seems that Fusion Garage, the company behind the JooJoo web tablet, might have done Michael Arrington and TechCrunch a favor after all when it decided to go it alone. Court documents show that the web tablet attracted only 90 pre-orders.
Do the math. Ninety orders at $499 equals $44,910. But it seems that 15 of those orders were cancelled, meaning that total pre-orders came to $37,425.
What does this prove? Well, that people aren't really all that enthusiastic about pre-ordering a tablet from a company that they've never heard of that's embroiled in a legal battle with another company they've never heard of and don't care about. Especially when it was known that Apple would soon be offering something far superior for the same price. I doubt that the JooJoo would have enjoyed much better success if it had been the CrunchPad that Arrington had wanted it to be.
Apparently, these tablets have started to ship ... guess that wasn't as big a job as we thought it would be.
Full legal doc here.
(Thanks to all who sent this in to me!)