While we know the JooJoo will cease to exist soon and would make way for an entirely new set of devices, there are new facts emerging that point out the situation might not exactly be so. For Fusion Garage is now keen to position the device for use in the business scene and is in the process of making necessary changes in the device to ensure the JooJoo strikes all the right notes in its new avatar.
The new developments also stems from the belief on part of Fusion Garage that the reason for JooJoo to not make considerable inroads in the consumer segment is due to a faulty operating system and has nothing to do with the hardware itself. In order to set things right, Fusion Garage has now tied up with the Japanese company ASTEC Co. Ltd where the role of ASTEC will be to customize the operating system for use towards enterprise applications. Powered as it is with an Intel Atom x86-based processor, the JooJoo is quite capable of running Windows, Linux or any suitable operating system.
Fusion garage, on its part will upgrade the tablet’s internal storage capacity to 16 GB from the the 4 GB that it earlier came with. The JooJoo, in its original form was designed as a tablet running a light weight web based operating system. The tablet also lacked the ability to download and run native apps.
Also, development of new tablet is currently on which will run the Android operating system. The new tablets will be released sometime towards the first half of next year, which means they can have the latest versions of the Android that has been built specifically for tablet like devices.
Meanwhile, the current 12.1 inch JooJoo story will come to an end this week and if you feel like having one before the curtains comes down, you can place your orders at the JooJoo site. The deadline is 11:59 Pacific on Friday, November the 19th 2010.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email