|Coming Soon: The Giga Vu Pro evolution. Click to enlarge. (Photo courtesy Jobo)|
The Giga Vu PRO evolution photo storage device is now shipping in small quantities, says Johannes Bockemühl, CEO of Jobo AG.
Distribution of the first several hundred units in Europe began at the end of July 2006, he says, while the first one hundred units destined for the U.S. are being readied to ship now. Mass production is also ramping up at the Philippines facility where the Giga Vu PRO evolution is made, though manufacturing is not yet running at full capacity.
The Giga Vu PRO evolution was announced in November 2005, and was originally slated to ship in January 2006. We published a preview of the device in March 2006. Unspecified delays have pushed the product's release date back several times over the course of this year. We're glad to see that it's finally shipping, albeit in limited numbers so far. When we've spent some time with a full production model, we'll publish a report of our experiences.