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When Marketing Goes Wrong: TabCo and Fusion Garage’s Grid

When Marketing Goes Wrong: TabCo and Fusion Garage’s Grid

This Monday we were treated to the final reveal of what the mysterious "TabCo" group was and what sort of tablet they'd be making that would, as they said several times, "reinvent the wheel." This presentation began with an absurd video filled with a collection of the worst possible set of actors that whoever is in charge of casting for TabCo was able to find - a line spoken in the video encapsulates the absurdity: "Okay, Bye, Hungry?" What was supposed to act as a revelation and a simple showing of a brand new way of going about working in the mobile market quickly descended into a renewed set of confusing points of order and a tablet which, in fact, wasn't going to be made or branded with the TabCo name at all - it was all a front!

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Fusion Garage Grid 10 drops TabCo disguise: 10-inch custom slate

Fusion Garage Grid 10 drops TabCo disguise: 10-inch custom slate

TabCo has come clean, and as expected the "brand behind the brand" is Fusion Garage. The CEO behind the underwhelming JooJoo, Chandra Rathakrishnan, is back with his team's second attempt at a tablet, along with the confession that "our initial [JooJoo] hype did not meet the performance of the product." Grid 10 is the slate he believes will change all that, based on the Android kernel but with "a stunning" interface on top.

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Fusion Garage apparently implodes: Grid10 MIA

Fusion Garage apparently implodes: Grid10 MIA

Tragicomic tablet firm Fusion Garage has lost its PR company, frozen sales of its Grid10 slate and has left pre-order customers waiting for their purchases for months, in what looks like it could be the company's final gasp. After significant downtime over the weekend, Fusion Garage's site and online store now merely says "We are running out of stock" when trying to place a new order; meanwhile, the firm's PR agency has dumped them over zero communication with existing customers.

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Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablets get $200 price cut

Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablets get $200 price cut

One of the things that I thought was wrong with the Fusion Garage Grid 10 tablet was the price when we originally heard of the offering. The tablet was announced at prices of $499 for the WiFi only version and the 3G version was going for $599 originally. The tablets were also strangely marketed when first announced. The original ship date had been set for September 15. That ship date has now been delayed a few weeks with a new ship date set for October 1.

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Fusion Garage Grid 4 smartphone coming Q4

Fusion Garage Grid 4 smartphone coming Q4

It's not just the Grid 10 that Fusion Garage has to show: the company also has a new smartphone, the Grid 4, which runs the same Grid OS as the slate. Based on Android - so compatible with apps from the Amazon Appstore - the Grid 4 has a 4-inch WVGA display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 processor paired with 512MB of RAM. It's designed to integrate with the functionality of the Grid 10, with media pick-up between the two.

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