The CrunchPad saga, the Arrington tale


YEAH IT’S A BIT CONFUSING to follow the Crunchpad saga: TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington declared to sell a “dead-simple Web tablet for $200″ called CrunchPad more than a year ago, despite his zero experience as a gadget maker. Scheduled to ship to the shoppers two weeks ago,  but at the last minute, Arrington told that the production contractor, Fusion Garage, had decided to sell the product themselves.

Fusion Garage CEO Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan recently introduced JooJoo, the new name of CrunchPad. Why he left Arrington? “Unfortunately, Michael was unable to deliver. Michael was completely unable to deliver,” he said in an video conference, recently. “There aren’t any more CrunchPad posts coming from us. It’s all in the lawyers hands now,” Arrington  responded on Twitter on Monday afternoon.

That’s the whole story.

[via Venture Beat]


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