Grid 4 smartphone

With their tablet now fully unwrapped, Fusion Garage has also unveiled their Grid 4 smartphone specs to go along with it. Those specs, fall in line with pretty much any Android device out there today despite Fusion Garages attempt to downplay the popularity of Android. Here is what the Grid 4 smartphone will bring:

  • Qualcomm MSM8255
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4.0-inch Inch display - 800 x 480 pixels
  • Tri-band HSDPA and quad-band GSM
  • GPS/AGPS
  • 16GB Internal storage
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, A2DP
  • 5 Megapixels with Autofocus and LED flash (720p video recording)
  • Front facing 0.3 Megapixels
  • 1300 mAh battery
  • Grid OS with Android applications

$399 unlocked with 16GB — operator availability will be announced later. Needless to say, the whole it's not Android but runs Android situation here is all rather confusing. Given Fusion Garages history, one would think they'd want to openly accept Android users in, not take the time to tick them off all while attempting to leverage Android applications.

Source: Fusion Garage

 
There are 15 comments

PingaDulce says:

FIRST POST!!!!!!

This won't succeed.

bh11 says:

i feel sorry for them... anyway good luck...

HAAS599 says:

I don't understand who this phone is for.

Famboiz says:

All last year's specs for a phone. Way too late to the party.

nikkisharif says:

ummmmmm yeah o_O

dmm5157 says:

Ummmm, ok. Watched the video clip, not intrigued at all. Just read the specs, even less intrigued.

Ronindan says:

Nice CG and that's about it.

CapnDap says:

as much money as they put into this marketing, they better put out one hell of a device to make people forget the JooJoo

sunyata says:

Fusion is Confusion.

bllackkman says:

At least have the same specs as a iPhone!!! You cant sell anything with those specs

15israellai says:

interesting.

PhilR8 says:

There are a lot of videos at the Grid Vimeo page:

http://vimeo.com/user8064873

Videos show off individual aspects of the phone and tablet, like messaging, music, video, etc.

I'll say that I think the platform looks good, but not great. Some things bugged me, some things looked a little too cluttered, some things looked unintuitive - but on the whole, I liked what I saw. Right now I'm skeptical that the OS will work anywhere near as smooth as the video renders appear. I guess we'll see.

hoosiercub says:

I like the look, the style, and the visuals in this ad campaign video. The phone is sexy no doubt. After looking at their specs, the fact that they're dissing on Android so much, but building this entirely around Android. Completely turn me off from the product. If I was going to buy a product from a small independent company like this, I'd be headed right over to Notion Ink.

CeluGeek says:

What's the big deal? This is not the first Android-based phone that can run Android apps but doesn't qualify to have the Market and other Google goodies, or to use the Android trademark.

aaronwe says:

"Given Fusion Garage's history, one would think they'd want to openly accept Android users in, not take the time to tick them off all while attempting to leverage Android applications."

No, Given Fusion Garage's history, one would think they're a bunch of clueless buffoons who have no idea how to make a viable product. Stay far, far away from these fools.