Dieter Bohn, This is my next…
The Grid 10 comes in a 16:9 aspect ratio with a 10.1-inch screen. Fusion Garage is proud of that screenâ€™s 1366 x 768 resolution and while it deserves credit for upping the pixel density, in general the panel doesnâ€™t rise above your middle-of-the-road Android tablet. The viewing angles on the display are downright terrible and the panel itself feels a little plasticky â€” weâ€™re told itâ€™s some sort of special mix of polycarbonate and glass. […]
The folks at Fusion Garage was on the right track with the Grid 10 by cramming 1366×768 pixels and thereby improving resolution. Unfortunately, you can’t get away from having poor viewing angles on a tablet. Instant touch responsiveness is another one of those requirements. John Gruber:
If my iPadâ€™s pinch-to-zoom were that choppy, Iâ€™d take it back to the Apple Store, because Iâ€™d know there was something seriously wrong with it.
Gruber is referring to Bohn’s video at 1:24:
The pinch-to-zoom action is very, very responsive.
Update 2010.12.17: Nilay Patel, The Verge:
It appears that the wild story of Fusion Garage has come to a sadly ignominious close: the manufacturer of the failed JooJoo and Grid10 tablets has all but disappeared, leaving behind only a database error on its website and a US PR firm that is quitting it representation effective tomorrow.