In addition to the unveiling of the Grid10 tablet today, Grid Fusion/TabCo had another treat for us up their sleeves: a smartphone running on the GridOS operating system. Keeping in tune with the naming convention of the Grid10 tablet, the smartphone will be called the Grid4 just so you know that it will have a 4″ display.
GridOS will give users a brand new UI to play around with, and like we mentioned in the Grid10 coverage, the phone will also be able to run Android apps which means you won’t be left without your favorite apps on your smartphone (if you’re moving from Android to GridOS). The phone also can be used to interact with the tablet, demonstrated briefly in the presentation, but fortunately the tablet won’t be depending on it like how the PlayBook depends on the BlackBerry.
Specs of the phone include a 4″ (800 x 480) display, a Qualcomm MSM8255 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 5-megapixel autofocus with LED flash rear camera (720p video capable), 0.3-megapixel front facing camera, GridOS, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, Micro USB connector, Micro SIM card slot, a MicroSD card slot and a 1300mAh battery.
While the specs of the phone aren’t what you would call impressive, one of the best points about the Grid4 is its extremely low price of $399 – off contract. Not a bad price to pay if you’re looking for a fresh new device to try out GridOS. The phone will be available Q4 this year. Find out more about the Grid4.