The new Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablet looks great, makes us yearn for it
We’d be willing to bed that if someone mentioned the name Grid 10 tablet by TabCo (they’re now calling themselves Fusion Garage), you’d be scratching your head wondering when the iPad 3 is coming out. Right? Yea we thought as much. However, ignoring the fact the iPad 3 will be out eventually, rather unknown company TabCo (former producers of the unfortunately disastrous JooJoo tablet – see below for details on this) have just released images of their latest tablet, and we have to say that it’s a beauty! The tablet actually differentiates itself from the competition because it doesn’t use Android or some other OS on their tablet, but rather their own Grid Operating System which looks decent enough to us. After all, it’s great to have more options than just the big players like Android and iOS (iPad 1/2).
Although admittedly, the Grid OS runs on an Android Kernel, it’s quite different to any Android tablet out there. The tablet itself boasts some high end specs as well that might make people think twice about getting that iPad 3 in the future (or iPad 2 for now). It’s a 10-inch tablet (same as the iPad 2) and it boasts a staggeringly high resolution of 1366 x 768, which would make it the highest resolution for any tablet currently on the market. Also on board is a front facing camera with a resolution of 1.3 MP, 16GB of storage, an a micro SD slot for more storage.
The Grid 10 might sound like something out of Tron (we certainly put in Daft Punk’s Tron Soundtrack on while writing this article), but we assure you it’s real. In fact, to add to those great specs already mentioned, you’re really going to like it when we tell you that the Grid 10 is powered by a Nvidia Tegra 2 chip, which should demolish any game or video you throw it’s way. Although on that note, we’re not sure which games and apps the company will be bringing to the tablet since they also announced their Grid Shop, a Fusion Garage-specific app store which will be opening soon and users can submit their apps soon (and it will support Android apps as well).
Despite being based on Android, Company head Chandra Rathakrishnan said they have decided to go with Bing as their search engine provider over Google, which is a strange move but a win for Bing (regardless of whether the Grid 10 becomes popular or not).As for cost, it’s priced competitively at $499 for the Wi-fi only model, and $599 for the Wi-fi/3G model. Both models will be shipping on September 15th, so that’s quite close and if you’re interested, click here and hit that ‘buy button’.
And for those poor souls who bought the disappointing JooJoo tablet, Fusion Garage is actually going to send you out a free Grid 10 tablet! That’s an incredibly good deal at the end, so we hope you never got rid of your JooJoo. You will be emailed details soon.
Source: Fusion Garage