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> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Fusion Garage follows JooJoo with Grid10 tablet, Grid4 smartphone
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>> | Remember the JooJoo? It started out its life as the CrunchPad by Michael
>> | Arrington of TechCrunch and via all sorts of legal hullabaloo, it ended
>> | up being sold only under the Fusion Garage banner when the Linux-based
>> | tablet launched in 2009. It didnât do so well, but Fusion Garage is back
>> | with a couple of other offerings.
>> | What you see here are the Grid10 tablet and the Grid4 smartphone. While
>> | they may appear to be just your run of of the mill Android devices,
>> | theyâre not. Instead, Fusion Garage has taken the Android kernel and
>> | built around it to create a custom operating system called GridOS. As if
>> | we didnât already have enough platforms already, right? Maybe they
>> | should have just done the skin thing like HTC, Samsung, and Motorola.
> The are mad asking for $500 to $600 for basic devices
> when everyone is doing them for under $200 for similar devices.
> What they need to do is pile 'em high and sell 'em cheap.
> That means manufacturing cost + 30% to kick start
> their sales. If they are successful, they can
> bring out new and more sophisticated models at higher
> price with more software to increase functionality.
> Somehow I doubt they will get off the starting line
> with $500 for basic models.
Yes, the $100 tablets are coming. They will all run Linux.
~~ Best of wishes
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