The upcoming Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablet is a different sort of beast, looking to separate itself from the current crop of Honeycomb tablets by bringing high-end specs with a low-end pricetag. How high-end, you ask? Let's have a look.
- 10.1-inch 1366x768 display
- 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor
- 512MB RAM (a little on the low side, I agree)
- 16GB storage
- microSD slot
- Wi-Fi and 3G variants
- Custom "Grid OS" based on Android
Aside from the resolution (which is higher than any other Honeycomb tablet currently out), the Grid 10 features specs that are equivalent to most other Android tablets on the market. If you'll notice, though, it's sporting a custom OS -- Grid OS, which in itself is based on Android. Because of the modifications, you won't be getting access to the Android Market or other Google goodies, but it's still Android at its core, so it can run Android apps. It will come with Fusion Garage's own app market, called the Grid Shop, but for a wider selection of Android apps, you can just toss the Amazon Appstore on there. Of course, once the device is released, there's a good chance that the dev community will get ahold of it and manipulate it in whatever way they see fit, which will inevitably mean access to Google's Android Market.
The real story with this tablet, though, is the pricepoint: $299 for Wi-Fi only, and $399 for Wi-Fi + 3G. There's no word on which carriers the 3G variant will run on at this point, though.
The Grid 10 is expected to be available on or around the first of October -- who's interested?