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Joojoo Goes On Sale In The UK

The improbably named tablet PC, Joojoo, has gone on sale in the UK courtesy of startup Fusion Garage shortly after it went on sale in the US and will be available in the whole of Europe from today.

The device, which cost $499 in the US and has been hailed as potential competitor to the iPad, carries a suggested retail price of £334 including VAT and delivery, which for once sticks to the exchange rate.

As for the device itself, it has a 12.1-inch capacitive touchscreen that displays 1366x768 pixels, 4GB SSD, 1GB RAM, support for Flash and multitasking, a USB port, a webcam, Bluetooth, Accelerometer, light sensor and WiFi.

The tablet runs on Linux and surprisingly is powered by an Intel 1.6GHz Atom CPU coupled with an Nvidia ION chipset. Unfortunately, you won't be able to remove the battery and there's no card reader.

Launched last year, Joojoo had a chequered history marred by a lawsuit with one of the most powerful men in Technology, Michael Arrington, and hit by some very disappointing sales in the US.

Apparently only 64 Joojoo Tablets have been sold till now, a number that came to light after a privacy snafu from the company itself. You can already order it here with priority delivery.