Saturday, June 19, 2010

JooJoo brings the magic

Stylish iPad rival unveiled for intuitive web browsing

With the Apple iPad now on sale in the UK, Fusion Garage has announced its own slate device – the JooJoo internet tablet. Claiming to be the world’s largest capacitive touchscreen device, it looks fantastic and bears more than a passing resemblance to its fruit-themed rival. Taking its name from the West African word for an object with magical powers, the 12.1-inch tablet is designed solely for smooth wireless internet browsing. With a claimed nine-second boot time and full gesture-control interface, it aims to make web use as seamless as possible. Built around a stylish aluminium chassis, the screen’s full gesture-control functionality makes it easy to scroll web pages and swipe between screens. While browsing the internet, a fullsize keyboard appears onscreen whenever text-entry is needed and disappears after use. Making it easier to access your favourite websites, the home page provides a customisable range of button links to popular sites such as Facebook, Flickr and YouTube. Fusion Garage also plans to follow Apple’s lead, with an online store to provide access to multiple web apps.
Core components include an Intel Atom processor, 1024MB of memory and a 4GB Solid State Drive. Wireless connectivity is provided by 801.11g Wi-Fi and Fusion Garage has added a feature currently missing from the iPad – a built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam. As well as a claimed five-hour battery life when using the Wi-Fi connection, an ambient light sensor automatically controls screen brightness and an accelerometer controls screen orientation. The JooJoo tablet is available now for £375 (inc. VAT) and looks like it could be a genuinely viable iPad rival.


Source of Information : What Laptop July 2010

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