Fusion Garage has announced plans to offer a 3G-enabled version of its Joojoo tablet within three months.
Fusion chief executive Chandra Rathakrishanan told V3.co.uk that a 3G-enabled Joojoo will be available through mobile operators rather than directly from the firm.
He added that this may result in the device being cheaper than the £319 asking price for the Wi-Fi only edition.
Rathakrishanan would not be drawn on which mobile operators will offer the device, but said that Fusion will not take a cut from the monthly bill. This opens up the possibility of operators being able to offer the Joojoo for next to nothing.
The Joojoo has a USB port and runs Linux underneath its browser interface, and Rathakrishanan said that the firm will not stop those wanting to plug in a USB 3G dongle to get connectivity without signing another data contract.
He also confirmed that the Joojoo operating system will recognise USB memory drives through its interface within the next 30 days.
When asked whether it could be used to load other operating systems on the tablet, Rathakrishanan said that his firm would not stop such actions but that it would void the device's one-year warranty.
The Joojoo was launched in the UK on 28 April. Rathakrishanan confirmed that orders placed now will arrive on 12 May.
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