Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 12th Sep 2011 22:22 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember Fusion Garage, the company behind the JooJoo? That thing kind of went absolutely nowhere, but the company is back with another product - well, two products to be exact, or three if you want to get pedantic (and I'm nothing if not, you know, that). The Grid10 is a tablet, Grid4 a smartphone, and GridOS the operating system. It all looks pretty awesome, and is supposed to come out October 1. The Grid10 for a mere $299, and JooJoo owners will get one for free.
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Is it just me
by Earl C Pottinger on Tue 13th Sep 2011 12:25 UTC
Earl C Pottinger
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2008-07-12

Or did he miss the point that HP's machine sold out when it was $99 a unit? If it was $150 it probably would had sold as fast and at $200 it may had slowed down to taking two weeks to a month to sell out.

However, $299 is still not cheap. Yes, it is cheap compared to an Ipad. But my Toshiba netbook costed the same, lasted 10 hours on batteries, offered not only a keyboard, webcam and sound/mic jacks but also three(3) USB ports to plug in an external keyboard, mice and an external drive at the same time. It even included a SD card slot.

Yes, tablets are not notebooks but the price of this one is high enough to get people to stop and compare devices first. Don't forget there are lots of other tablets already available in this price range. So either they get a small share of the market or they need to hire the same people who do Apple's marketing.

Apple has taken most of the people with money to spare in their pockets, the JooJoo past has killed the early geek adopter market who will pay higher prices to be first, and HP has shown there are lots of others out there with less money in their pocket who are willing to buy cheaper models.

If they can drop the price to $199.99 I am sure they will have a winner.

Edited 2011-09-13 12:28 UTC

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RE: Is it just me
by gan17 on Tue 13th Sep 2011 14:26 in reply to "Is it just me"
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2008-06-03

Agreed. Still priced too high. Then again, I think all the current tablets are quite a bit overpriced....

It seems they actually wanted to sell the Grid10 at $399 initially.
http://liliputing.com/2011/09/fusion-garage-grid-10-tablet-price-dr...

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