“It appears that the wild story of Fusion Garage has come to a sadly ignominious close: the manufacturer of the failed JooJoo and Grid10 tablets has all but disappeared, leaving behind only a database error on its website and a US PR firm that is quitting representation,” Nilay Patel reports for The Verge.
“That leaves what few Fusion Garage customers there were in the lurch: some Grid10 buyers have been waiting five weeks for a promised October 1 delivery that seemingly won’t ever happen now, and the company’s promise of a free Grid10 for every JooJoo owner seems to be so much fantasy now as well,” Patel reports. “It’s probably just as well; the Grid10 was a terrible product when we reviewed it.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: That TechCrunch tablet thing (CrunchPad) is just plain weird (unless it’s a publicity stunt, in which case it’s genius). If it’s real, the weirdness lies not the actual tablet so much (which, last we heard, sounds too heavy, among other things, to fly), but the maker(s). We’re not sure the comfort level is there for prospective buyers. We’d launch our own tablet, but, alas, we’re cursed with too much sense. – MacDailyNews Take, August 18, 2009
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Judge Bork” and “GetMeOnTop” for the heads up.]
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