CrunchPad Prototype Unboxing Caught On Youtube

Straight from the sounds of the tweets, a Youtube video of the CrunchPad prototype unboxing has been spotted.

Loic Le Meur, the Seesmic.com founder who has close ties with Michael Arrington, posted the video of what looks like the earlier prototype which came in red plastic shown in April. There are no logos shown on it which are found on the new launch prototype released two weeks ago. I have contacted Loic to confirm the date of the video.

However, one thing to note is that it has a Bing.com sticker on the back, and TechCrunch recently received a bunch of them. This would suggest that video was also shot recently, however the TechCrunch team didn’t have the launch prototype ready to show off yet.

When the gentlemen in the video was asked “When will you have it out”, he answered “By this year for sure.”

UPDATE 1: A visitor below in the comments notified me that the video posted is no longer active.  Loic may have been asked to pull down the video by TechCrunch. The reason may very well be the confusion which surrounded the blogosphere yesterday, with many readers  incorrectly believing the device in the video, which is the old prototype, will be what the final product will look like. The launch prototype is what the final product will really look like.

UPDATE 2: As predicted, Michael Arrington requested Loic to take down the video as he did not want an unsanctioned video showing the CrunchPad released.  I’m also sure he noticed the chaotic confusion that ensued when some bloggers  implied that this video is the CrunchPad to be relased (it’s not, it’s the older prototype). Furthermore, some readers were also confused with the Bing.com stickers on the back since they were not aware that TechCrunch had received these promotional stickers and they were not intended as sponsors for the CrunchPad. As the CrunchPad team moves on to a more formal product, their casual ways of doing business may prove difficult to change.

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18 responses to “CrunchPad Prototype Unboxing Caught On Youtube

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  2. the video was shot at the TechCrunch party last thursday, around 8pm. Fun you liked the video.

  3. Why does the crunchpad in the Loic vid have a big “BING” sticker on the back? Is Microsoft involved? Is Techcrunch financed by Microsoft?

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  5. Serious question: why does it have a Bing sticker on the back??

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  9. Boy did that unboxed unit have A LOT of fingerprints on the screen! http://www.whatspyi.com

  10. too bad, it seems the techcrunchers themselves pulled the video …

  11. Thank you Jochen. I have updated the post.

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  16. Come on bring em on the market, now, will have one ;-) and cant whait.

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