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Fusion Garage Grid 10 iPad 2 Rival Now Available From $299

The price of the Fusion Garage Grid 10, formerly known as the JooJoo, has been cut by $200 to only $299 for the Wi-Fi version and $399 for the WiFi/3G version.

The tablets run on a customised version of Android called Grid OS - including the use of Microsoft Bing as its default search engine and Fusion Garage's own Grid Shop instead of the default Android Market - and will be free for anyone who purchased a Joojoo in the past.

The price cut happens a few days before the initial shipping date of the tablet, scheduled for the 15th of September, but which has now been postponed until the 1st of October.

The specification list of the Joojoo reminds us of any bog standard Android based tablet, except for maybe the screen resolution.

There's the Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC clocked at 1GHz, a 10.1-inch screen with a 1366x768 pixel resolution (and a non-industry standard screen ratio), 1GB onboard storage, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB onboard storage, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot and a rather striking design.

The original Joojoo which was launched last year, was phased out in November 2010 when the Intel-based tablet was pulled, with Fusion Garage's founder saying that the device had reached the end of its life.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.