Fusion Garage may have lost its PR team, its lawyers, and for a brief period earlier this week its website. But the company’s not quite dead yet.
- The company has already moved more Grid10 tablets than JooJoo tablets.
- The Grid10 isn’t currently available for purchase, but a number of US customers already have theirs.
- Fusion Garage hasn’t yet started to ship the Grid10 in Europe, which is why many people that placed pre-orders haven’t received anything yet.
It’s possible that the company will start shipping tablets again if it finds new funders. It’s also possible that Fusion Garage could try to refund customers that have placed pre-orders.
Things certainly aren’t looking good for Fusion Garage, and Rathakrishnan acknowledges that at least par of the reason the company parted ways with its PR agency and lawyers is that he and his team simply stopped communicating with them for long periods of time.
Fusion Garage is one of the few startups working on both hardware and software products. But that’s not an inexpensive proposition. While Fusion Garage has certainly managed to differentiate its’ products from competitors tablets, sales alone clearly haven’t generated enough revenue to keep the company going.
If Fusion Garage doesn’t get more outside funding, the company’s days are probably numbered.