Business Insider writes the CrunchPad from TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington may have been delayed due to higher-than-expected production costs. Some sources even claim the project may have been shelved indefinitely.
Arrington has said he wants to sell the device for as little money as possible, but that could be proving harder than originally planned. The story we've heard goes that Arrington's suppliers have come back with quotes significantly higher than they had initially predicted.
That could explain why we haven't heard a peep about the CrunchPad since the summer. Arrington told the New York Times in July that he would host an event "at the end of July or the beginning of August to make a big announcement about the CrunchPad," and that the device would go on sale "as soon as possible." It's now November, with no event and no gadget.