Fusion Garage Cuts $200 From Price Of Grid10 Tablet

Fusion Garage Cuts $200 From Price Of Grid10 Tablet

Fusion Garage has an uphill battle if they plan to take on Apple's iPad. In fact, the same could be said of any tablet maker hoper to make an impact in a market that's already dominated by the iOS king. But if the TouchPad survived only to prove one point, it's this: people love discounts, and they'll even overlook a product with more developer support in order to get a cheaper alternative. The $99 TouchPad sold out in record time, and Lenovo recently unveiled a $199 Android tablet. Fusion Garage, the company who produced the JooJoo right around the time the iPad came to market, seems to be taking a more intelligent approach this time.

While they launched their Grid10 tablet at $499 (Wi-Fi) and $599 (Wi-Fi + 3G), they've decided to slice that tremendously in the weeks leading to shipment. Why? Because it makes sense given the market demands. It's using a homegrown Grid10 operating system, and while it'd be easy to overlook when priced on par with the iPad, it's tough to ignore at $299 (Wi-Fi) and $399 (Wi-Fi + 3G).


Both models are up for pre-order now in the U.S. and U.K., with shipments to begin on October 1. Will you take a chance on a tablet startup given the price adjustment? We're willing to bet quite a few curious technology lovers will answer "yes."
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I must have missed the announcement of this tablet. Grid OS really reminds me of surfing around the periodic table of elements. It actually looks really cool with the custom clusters of apps and I really like the browser highlight wheel. It does look a bit laggy when you are trying to go back to the home screen though. As always I want more, 512mb of ram isn't going to cut it in today's market.

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Are you guys going to get your hands on one of these?

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I really am not sure how I feel about another OS in the tablet scene. I do like the look of it but would really have to play with it before deciding to buy one. Plus even at that $299/$399 price they are not in my budget.

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