TabCo, the company that promised to bring us the most innovative tablet, has finally revealed its identity. The company surprisingly turned to be Fusion Garage (FG) – the brand behind the flop JooJoo tablet. Company head Chandra Rathakrishnan revealed the latest tablet in a webcast. He justified the viral campaigning by saying that the newest tablet would not have gotten a reasonable possibility in the wake of JooJoo’s failure.
The tablet runs the latest Grid working system. FG asserts that they have only used the Android kernel, much like how Mac OS X was created by means of the Unix code. Rathakrishnan insists that it’s a new OS made from the ground up rather than just a skin running on top of Android OS. The latest 10.1” tablet has been touted to have the highest pixel dimensions of 1366 x 768 in the market. Under the hood is a 1.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra II CPU coupled with 512 MB of RAM. Other specs comprise a 1.3 megapixel front-facing webcam, 16 GB storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, a gyroscope, an accelerometer, and a microSD slot. It measures 274.2(1) mm x 173.5 mm (w) x 13.9 mm (d), and weighs in at 690 grammes.
The company also initiated the Grid 4. A 4” smartphone that runs too on the Grid OS. This tool has a Qualcomm dual-core processor and 512 MB RAM. It will feature a 5 megapixel camera, 16GB storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a standard set of sensors.
The Grid OS is capable of running Android apps. Users will be able to get these apps from third-party repositories such as the Amazon Appstore. FG is working on its very own appstore and will quickly begin accepting applications for the same.
The Grid 10’s Wi-Fi version costs $499 (Approx Rs 22,455) while the phone has the price tag of $399 (Approx Rs 18,000) unlocked. The devices are expected to start shipping in before the ending of this year.