updated 01:45 pm EDT, Fri April 23, 2010
JooJoo gaffe may have shown small customer base
An error this morning may have exposed a small customer base for the JooJoo tablet. Rather than use the BCC field to keep a customer feedback request secret, Fusion Garage used the regular To: field and made the list public. Only 64 buyers were on the list.
It's unclear if the UneasySilence list is comprehensive, as it may represent simply the limit on the server for group messages.
The JooJoo has had a difficult path to release as it has faced both the legal dispute over its origin as well as multiple delays that pushed back its final release to just before the launch of the iPad. While this provided an opportunity to rework the interface, it also resulted in some customers holding off on purchases and more direct comparisons. The JooJoo has a larger, higher resolution screen and an NVIDIA Ion chip that can handle 1080p video but also has half the battery life of its Apple counterpart and can't usually work outside of the web.