Controversial JooJoo tablet to be phased out

JooJoo
The Joo Joo tablet notebook.

(AP) -- A tablet computer that got a controversial start last year is being discontinued.

JooJoo won't be updated with new software that its maker, Fusion Garage, says it is producing.

Fusion Garage plans to have devices with different screen sizes on the market in 2011. The new software will be based on Inc.'s system.

High-profile technology blogger Michael Arrington of TechCrunch sued Fusion Garage in late 2009 after the implosion of a joint effort between the two companies to build the CrunchPad, a cheap tablet for Web surfing. Fusion Garage announced it would sell the device under a new name, without Arrington's involvement.

The 12.1-inch JooJoo went on sale in February for $500. Fusion Garage, based in Singapore, won't say how many were sold.

The federal lawsuit is ongoing.


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