updated 01:20 pm EDT, Mon September 26, 2011
Grid 4 smartphone on track for fall release
Fusion Garage's Grid 4 smartphone has been spotted undergoing testing at the FCC. The $400 contract-free device is expected to launch sometime this fall, and its appearance at the FCC backs this timeline. The handset will run on Fusion's own Android-derived Grid OS and sports a dual-core Qualcomm processor along with 16GB of storage space.
The four-inch screen gets an 800x480 resolution, and there are dual cameras aboard.
The owner's manual included in the FCC listing reveals an integrated web browser, Grid Launcher, Yahoo and Google data importing and a contacts app that will sync names and contact information from a variety of sources. Media syncs through the GridDesktop app from PCs and Macs with full integration of e-mail, Facebook, and Twitter as extras.
A TaoBar updates users with current notifications, events, sensor information and suggestions such as artist info and lunch recommendations at or near noontime. [via Engadget]