Some other technical aspects of note is that it packs a Nvidia Tegra II 1.2Ghz Dual Core processor, 512MB RAM, and 16GB of storage. It runs on the GridOS. It is Wi-Fi and 3G capable. It has a front facing camera that will work with its video calling feature that boasts one to one, and one to many, video calls. It also allows for HDMI connectivity.More specs here . The WiFi version is $499, and the 3G (no 4G, I guess) is $599.
The Grid4 phone looks like a squared off version of the iPhone 4, but with no home-button
It will be hard to look away from a Grid4. It’s amazingly sexy. It’s amazingly sleek. There are no buttons. There are no curves. Its just 4 inches of all screen. The straight edges scream simplicity. It’s a triumph of honest design. The all-aluminum back is a nice touch. It’s shaped around the function with no artificial design. You will turn heads with a Grid4 in your hands.The 4 inch screen has resolution of 800x480 pixels, as compared to the iPhone 4's 960x640 pixels on its 3.6 inch diagonal screen. Sorry, Verizon-lovers; the Grid4 has a quadband GSM chipset.
In rather amusing fashion, all the accessories, such as the adapter plug below, are done up in Grid Red
Are the Grids iPad/iPhone killers? Hard to say at this point. Frankly, based on the very limited views on the FusionGarage website, they have more potential to be Android killers. They seem to build nicely upon the Android kernel, with what seems to be a far more pleasing interface. But the market will decide.
If this all sounds a bit familiar, you may be remembering the last production from FusionGarage, the rather unfortunately-named Joo-Joo, which was formerly known as the Crunchpad. It ran Linux, and barely saw the light of day. I expect FusionGarage will have significantly more success with the Grids. Seems to me they will appeal to those who don't want to give Apple (and Steve Jobs) their due, but are looking for something beyond the Androids.
I would love to hear from any bleeding edgers who've actually purchased one of these things...