The Joojoo tablet will become an enterprise product
November 18th, 2010 - 10:25 am ET by C. D.
As we indicated a few days ago, the Joojoo tablet created by Fusion Garage will soon be transformed into an enterprise product for certain vertical markets, also creating a new market outside of their targeted general public.
Fusion Garage’s Joojoo tablet has perhaps not seen a lot of success with the general public, but this Linux powered product with a respectable 12" screen has certainly not said its last word.
As we indicated last week, the tablet will be re-launched as a product aimed at vertical markets in enterprise. Fusion Garage has announced that they have signed a partnership with Astec to assure the customisation of the Joojoo tablet and the integration of enterprise applications.
With its new profile, and increased storage capacity of 16GB, the tablet will be available with more classic Linux distributions than that deployed for the general public (which are therefore better adapted to professional use)… or even Microsoft’s Windows.
The Joojoo is no longer available to the general public Officially, sales of the Joojoo tablet to the general public will end on the 19th of November, with it no longer being available after this date, even though Fusion Garage will continue to provide support.
As we also revealed, the company has announced that they are developing new products which this time use "a new operating system based partly on Android – Google’s operating system".
This new range will have nothing to do with the Joojoo tablet, and will not even use the Joojoo brand. Its release will be sometime in the first half of 2011. The business version of the Joojoo tablet will be aimed at vertical markets like health care, transport and logistics.
It will also join the group of enterprise tablets along side the iPad (which is gathering great interest among professionals despite its general public profile), the HP Slate and the future Cisco Cius which also operates Android.