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Fusion Garage delays Grid10 tablet but drops price to $299

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Sep 2011 23:38

Fusion Garage delays Grid10 tablet but drops price to $299 Last month, "TabCo" was revealed to be Fusion Garage. FG created the unsuccessful "joojoo" tablet in 2009 which the CEO admits could not live up to the hype surrounding it.
The company launched the Grid10 at their TabCo event, calling the device such because it uses the new "Grid" OS. Grid is built from scratch on top of the Android kernel.

Today, CEO Chandra Rathakrishnan confirmed they will be delaying launch a few weeks but also, on the bright side, dumping the price massively to $299.

The price drop was a direct result of "lengthy negotiations with our supply chain partners," says the CEO.

Featuring a Tegra 2 processor, 1366x768 resolution, Grid 1.0 and 16GB the tablet uses a number of new features. Grid Desktop is syncing program and brings all content directly to the Grid10. Coolest feature shown off is the Grid homepage, which is one full page, not separate home pages for "Clusters" of apps (social, music, movies, business) etc. GridStore and Amazon Android store for apps, native email, gallery and more with split-screen capability in the browser. All of it looks very sleek, including movie playback.

Despite the U.S. delay, the device should still launch in Europe next week.

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