CrunchPad Announcement Coming Soon

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crunchpadFrom The New York Times Bits Blog comes a report that Mike Arrington will soon spill the beans on his CrunchPad web tablet in late July or early August. They’re reporting a price point of less than $300 and that it will go on sale “as soon as possible”. I translate that as $299 and “don’t hold your breath,” but that’s just me turning on my marketing-speak translator.

No new details on the device itself (still a slate that boots straight to web browsing), but an earlier report from the San Fransisco Business Times states Arrington formed a company called CrunchPad Inc, obviously with the specific intent of building the device, and has been spending most of his time focused on the CP. And he mentions factories that can “churn stuff out,” so it sounds like he’s geared up to move some product. I’m looking forward to seeing it.

Via Gizmodo

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at]

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  1. Tai-Pan

    07/06/2009 at 1:48 am

    A Crunchpad prototype is already online for purchase now from a Shanzhai company with pricing for various volumes.

    Interesting to see the China affect on a product supposedly still a prototype!

    You can see the details here:

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