Grid10 by Fusion Garage Unveiled; It’s Metro-futuristic!

Tired of the same old, same old? Fusion Garage thinks you’ll like their new Grid10 tablet. A tablet based on the company’s new GridOS for mobile devices. If you’re familiar with Windows Phone 7 (or Windows 8), you may notice a slight resemblance to its Metro / Mosaic interface. An interface that’s designed on a grid system.

However, the similarities end there because Fusion Garage has gone all out to design something unique in the space that no one has seen before. Specifically, Fusion Garage is introducing “the wheel” (a contextual navigation tool), 3D tilt scrolling, infinite page scrolling, expanding and contracting app clusters, grid map, chromeless browsing, and more. It’s probably best if watch a few of the guided tour videos to let it sink in.

Credit: Netbooknews

The company is also rolling out a Mac and Windows desktop application that will allow users to organize media, purchase media, and sync media for “seamless state” playback between the PC, tablet, and its future Grid4 smartphone. What’s interesting is that GridOS leverages the Android kernel (not the OS) and will support Android apps out of the box — that’s in addition to GridOS’ platform apps, which will have an SDK available for developers. Price: $499 Wi-Fi; $599 Wi-Fi + 3G.

UPDATE: Engadget has new interview with the CEO and a Grid10 hands-on demo to look over, if you’re interested in this JooJoo successor.

GridOS Apps:

Spec. Highlights:

  • Nvidia Tegra II 1.2Ghz dual core processor
  • 10.1-inch, 4 point TFT, 1366 x 768 pixel display
  • Front facing 1.3 Megapixel camera
  • MicroSD slot
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Optional: 3G connectivity (micro SIM)
  • 16GB storage
  • HDMI, USB outputs via its charging dock
  • 274.2 x 173.5 x 13.9mm; 690 grams

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