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Fusion Garage cuts price of Grid10 tablet

Grid10

By Nicole Kobie

Posted on 12 Sep 2011 at 17:11

Fusion Garage has cut the price of its Grid10 tablet, after pushing back the delivery date.

The follow-up to the JooJoo tablet was unveiled after a mysterious marketing campaign, pushing a fictional TabCo company.

The Grid 10 was originally to cost $499 in the US and be ready to ship by the end of this week, but will now arrive 24 October for $299, CEO Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan told PC Pro.

In the UK, the 16GB Wi-Fi only version will cost £259 (inc VAT), while the 3G edition will be priced at £359. The new prices follow HP's TouchPad selling out after a massive discount.

"There's really been no innovation since iOS. Everything has been a carbon copy of the Apple devices, and Android has largely been that," he claimed. "If you're trying to copy and you're a poor carbon copy, you're not going to succeed, and I think that's what happened in this space."

"Pricing is also a very important factor. At $499, why would you buy - it's like going to China and buying a [fake] Louis Vuitton bag, at the same price as the real Louis Vuitton bags. It doesn't make sense, when you know it's a rip-off product," he said, speaking about Android tablets.

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User comments

Strange

Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan seems to be criticising himself for setting too high a price in the first place and then uses the analogy of a rip-off fake copy!
I await the review with unbated breath.

By milliganp on 12 Sep 2011

And its available where?

By nicomo on 12 Sep 2011

Just so that its clear...

Chandrasekar Rathakrishnan's "joojoo" didn't sell well because of what he and his company did to Arrington and the CrunchPad. What? He didn't think anyone would notice the douchebag move he made? Please. We were all following the development of the CrunchPad very closely. He comes off as less than reputable and lacks any credability. I wouldn't buy a gallon of milk from this guy, let alone a computer. Its lack-luster sales had nothing to do with the actual joojoo tablet which was a very capable device. People just don't trust him or Fusion Garage... Once the trust is gone its very hard to get back.

By phreakincool on 13 Sep 2011

@phreakincool

+1 for that.

Although it seems a lot of people in the UK missed out on the backstabbing moves by Fusion Garage, only a week before the launch of the CrunchPad, sorry joojoo...

By big_D on 13 Sep 2011

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