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Fusion Garage Gone Silent, Believed To Have Closed Down

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Fusion Garage, which was once the company supposed to build the CrunchPad and ended up selling it as the JooJoo, may have shut down.

AllThingsD reports that the company's website was unavailable over the past weekend and that Fusion Garage has become "uncommunicative". The website was back online Monday morning, but the company has not responded to our requests to comment on the report.

Orders for the current line of tablets are denied with a note that Fusion garage has run out of stock. There was no information whether its Grid tablets will become available again. Fusion Garage's public relations representatives at McGrath/Power told AllThingsD that it is not working with the company anymore. The silence Fusion garage is emitting at this time is, at least, unusual for the company as it has always been very prompt with its answers. However, we cannot confirm that the company has, in fact, closed down.

Fusion Garage's first tablet, the JooJoo, was released in December 2009. It was apparently based on an idea of TechCrunch and Michael Arrington, who discontinued his work with Fusion Garage in November 2009 and filed suit for fraud and deceit against the company once the JooJoo was released for sale on December 11, 2009. The lawsuit papers showed that only 90 pre-orders for the JooJoo were placed before it became available.

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    nukemaster , December 20, 2011 3:32 AM
    Maybe Apple sued them out of existence?
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    Martin9630 , December 20, 2011 3:28 AM
    Hope they havn't closed down :/ , their Grid 10 tablet looked very nice.
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    nukemaster , December 20, 2011 3:32 AM
    Maybe Apple sued them out of existence?
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    joytech22 , December 20, 2011 4:25 AM
    junctureReminds me of BFG Technologies Inc. right after my video card from them fried...


    Same boat.. 8800GTS died D:
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    JonnyDough , December 20, 2011 6:35 AM
    That was a problem with NV's chips, not BFG. My EVGA 8800GTS 640mb had the same issues, which I believe was related to heat.
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    JonnyDough , December 20, 2011 6:36 AM
    Am I the only one who hates the name "JooJoo"? It sounds like a word from a baby with prejudicial parents or something. Yes, I know its true origin, but still.
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    crinkdude , December 20, 2011 12:18 PM
    didn't even know about these guys until now :S still their stuff looks pretty cool
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    rantoc , December 20, 2011 1:35 PM
    JonnyDoughThat was a problem with NV's chips, not BFG. My EVGA 8800GTS 640mb had the same issues, which I believe was related to heat.


    Many companies back then picked fans/heat-sinks that weren't up to the task much like my 8800gtx, same problem and the manufacturer later admitted the weak cooling design and that they missed to take in account for things like dust that drops the efficiency over time (unless cleaned regularly) nad that particular fan that had very bad bearings. Bet that why Nvidia today enforces quality not to get bad recognition.
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    t_shirt , December 20, 2011 2:43 PM
    I have a BFG 8800gts 640mb card that has died twice. In both cases I have been able to bring it back by baking it in an oven. It seems that some of the solder connections come loose from over-heating, but can be re-connected by melting them back together at just the right temperature.
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    JonnyDough , December 20, 2011 7:59 PM
    Lol @ putting a space heater in the oven to make it work. Reminds me of when they would carry coals for heat in a tin bucket, or use brass irons from the stove top.
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    eddieroolz , December 23, 2011 11:06 AM
    Hell, I'd want to hang myself after selling a thing called Joojoo.
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