July 31, 2009 at 10:16 am
The CrunchPad touchscreen internet tablet will launch by November, just in time for the Christmas buying rush, according to Chandraseka Rathakrishnan founder of Fusion Garage. The company has teamed up with Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, to help get the product out of the door.
Some new specs for the device were unearthed by The Straits Times and include an USB port, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity and an unconfirmed price around the $399 mark. The CrunchPad has a 12-inch display that is flush with the aluminium case, weighs 1.2kg and comes in different colours. It will be just 16mm in thickness and be powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and support Adobe Flash. The device has a custom built OS and no storage space, it will purely be an internet consumption device.
Whilst rumours of a touchscreen Apple tablet continue to circulate, Rathakrishnan is not too worried about its release. “It’s two different market segments. The Apple tablet will likely be applications-driven. Ours will be Web-driven.”