Just because they might only have sold 60-some units and they’re struggling to break free of the iPad’s monolithic shadow doesn’t mean Fusion Garage is ready to give up on the JooJoo just yet. The 12″ tablet recently went on sale in Europe and they’ve now announced some upcoming changes which they hope will offer some additional appeal.
For starters, they’re working on opening up the JooJoo’s USB port for mass storage devices. I’m not sure about this addition. Tablets are primarily about enjoying content wirelessly, and I’d much rather access my files via my local WiFi network than by plugging the USB A-B cable in from my external hard drive. In a pinch, though, this would at least be a handy way to grab a few documents or pics from a buddy’s flash drive.
The bigger news is the announcement of a 3G JooJoo tablet which Fusion garage states will be ready by July. I wouldn’t hold my breath, given their previous track record. CEO Chandra Rathakrishnan has also hinted that he’s not opposed to modifying the Linux core to allow external USB 3G adapters to be used.