Remember Fusion Garage? They are the Singapore company behind the Joo Joo. Well, Fusion Garage reveal on Monday that they are the company behind the recent Tabco viral marketing campaign. Obviously I’m totally unaware of this campaign. I’m sure a lot of you didn’t see it too.
Anyway, Fusion Garage unveiled 2 devices running on their Grid OS, the Grid 10 and Grid 4. Grid 10 is a 10.1 inch tablet and Grid 4 is a 4 inch smartphone. If you have 40 minutes to spare, check out their presentation.
Eeeerrr….. seriously Chandra, it’s ok if you don’t have any live audience. There is no really need to insert artificial applause sound.
The Grid OS is running on Android kernel. It will come with Fusion Garage’s own Grid Shop and be able to run Android apps. (although we don’t know if it is all Android apps or most Android apps) Your apps are arranged in clusters on the home grid. I’m not really a fan of the home grid. It looks messy. And I don’t understand why Grid OS? Don’t see any benefits. Why not just run Android Honeycomb and put a Grid OS like user interface over it?
At least the Grid 10 looks more responsive this time round compared to the Joo Joo. But given Fusion Garage’s past records, I won’t put my hopes too high on this one.
The Grid 10 WiFi version cost $499 and 3G model cost $599. Available for pre-order in the US now and will be shipping on 15 September 2011. The Grid 4 cost $399 and ship in Q4 2011.
Oh, and good news to the 75 Joo Joo owners out there. Fusion Garage will give you a Grid 10 for free.