Fusion Garage, the same company that was supposed to come out with a tablet called the JooJoo pad back in Spring 2010,
but then failed to ship anything to customers and was subsequently forced to returned their money, [Editor’s Note: The JooJoo did ship. It wasn’t good, though.] announced two devices yesterday: the Grid10 tablet and the Grid4 smartphone. The former we’ve already talked about, and even scored a handson with, but details of the latter have remained scarce … until now that is. Below is a video that’s loaded with useless animations and goes little in the way of actually showing off what the Grid4 is capable of, but these accompanying screenshots paint a detailed picture of what we can come to expect of this device should it ever hit the market. With regards to specifications, there’s everything you’ve come to expect from a modern smartphone: dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, clock speed unknown, 4 inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 512 MB of RAM, triband HSDPA and quadband GSM, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, a 1300mAh battery, front facing VGA camera, 5 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash and 720p video recording, all for just $399 unlocked.
Other things of note: the Grid4 runs GridOS, which is based on Android. Think of it as HTC Sense really, nothing more than a fancy skin, albeit one that replaces damn near every native Android application. GridOS can run Android applications, but we’ve yet to see how well that works in practice. We don’t exactly have the highest hopes either since the Grid4 lacks the dedicated buttons Android users have come to expect on the bottom of their devices. Anyway, let us remind you again that Fusion Garage has a horrible track record with actually getting devices out on the market. Their demos may be nice, but if they can’t ship you a box with a functioning rectangle made of glass, metal, and plastic, then who really cares about what they have to say?