Despite the fact that a lawsuit from Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch is hovering into view, Singapore company, Fusion Garage has decided to jump into full production with the JooJoo tablet. Following a presentation in early December 2009 by Fusion Garage founder Chandrasekher Rathakrishnan, pre-orders for the product have been strong.
However, soon after that presentation, a lawsuit arrived on Rathakrishnan’s desk from TechCrunch. For those of you who haven’t heard the potted history of the JooJoo, well it was once the CrunchPad, as Tech Crunch and Fusion Garage worked together to develop the tablet. However, in the run up to a 20 November release last year, the partnership soured and Fusion Garage wandered off into the sunset claiming they’d release the product under the JooJoo title minus any TechCrunch involvement. (more…)