Today was the TechCrunch50 conference, an annual event that allows 50 technology start-ups to showcase their new products to 1500 attendees that included venture capitalists, corporate buyers, and credentialed press.
A few fans thought this would definitely be an ideal venue for a CrunchPad announcement from Michael Arrington. There’s been a significant amount of frustration around the interwebs against Big M because of broken promises. The first of which related to a press event that was supposed to be held in July. He told the San Francisco Business Times the same thing. That didn’t happen but we gave him some leeway when he told the New York Times that an announcement will be made in the beginning of August. Time passed as if there were no fans, and not even a peep had come out about the CrunchPad.
But lets be fair. Chandra Rathakrishnan, CEO of FusionGarage, spoke to the Straits Times on July 31 and said that the CrunchPad should be released this November. We will wait and shall name the month Black November if the CrunchPad is not released then.