For those of you who have been waiting in suspense for the past few months to find out who TabCo is the wait is over because they were revealed moments ago as Fusion Garage. Chandra Rathakrishnan, the head of the company, took the stage earlier today to unveil the new Grid 10 tablet and the Grid operating system.
Some people speculated and thought that perhaps Amazon or Microsoft was behind this clever ad campaign, but this is not the case. Up until now it was anyone’s guess really. For those of you who are still in the dark and don’t know what I’m talking about, have a peek at the “Lemmings” commercial ad spot below, part of their teaser campaign, to get a better understanding of where all the hype and build-up originated from.
Fusion Garage also announced their innovative Grid 4 smartphone today which similar to the Grid 10 is powered by the new GridOS. Their new 4 inch phone is powered by a Qualcomm dual-core processor, comes bundled with 16GB of memory and sports an 800 x 480 resolution screen.
Back on topic of the new tablet though, below you’ll find more detailed information in regards to full specifications, pricing and other important details.
Grid 10 Specs, Pricing & Details
Grid 10 Pricing
There are 2 models available, the Grid 10 Wi-Fi only for $499 and the Grid 10 Wi-Fi + 3G with a $599 price tag.
Grid 10 Specs
Nvidia Tegra II 1.2Ghz Dual Core
16GB HD storage
3 axis Gyroscope
Micro SIM card slot
Docking port (Charging, HDMI, USB)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
2 Loudspeakers (0.5W)
3.5mm Stereo jack (combined microphone and audio)
Battery Capacity: 5,800mAh
Front facing 1.3 Megapixels
Grid OS with Android applications
274.2 x 173.5 x 13.9mm
4 points Capacitive Touch Panel
1366 x 768 pixel resolution
Grid 10 Details
It didn’t take long for people to start dubbing the Grid 10 tablet as the “JooJoo 2”, although the staff at Fusion Garage prefer the 2 devices weren’t associated with one another. The launch of the Grid 10 tablet is coupled with an announcement of the new Fusion Garage app store and Grid Shop.
Another thing that makes the Grid 10 tablet PC stand out is the fact that it has the highest screen resolution compared to all other tablets on the market. It’s 1366 x 768 pixel resolution combined with the power of the Nvidia Tegra II processor make it both super fast with visually stunning graphics.
The company also made it clear in today’s announcement that they are big supporters of Microsoft Bing, the better of the 2 search engines according to Rathakrishnan. The GridOS operating system is unique and will run numerous dedicated GridOS apps, but it is based on the Android kernel and for the many Android fans among us you’ll be happy to know the tablet will in fact support Android apps as well.
The Grid 10 comes preloaded with numerous useful apps including:
- Message Center
- Video Gallery
- The Wheel
- Music Gallery
- Seamless State
You can pre-order the Grid 10 now on Amazon and the tablet is scheduled to ship by September 15th.