Fusion Garage is set to launch its new Grid OS-based tablet by end of the month, presumably by October 1st in the US, and surprisingly the company dropped the prices of each variant $200 less than the initial announcement.

The Grid 10 tablet is originally priced starting at $499 for the Wi-Fi only version while the 3G-capable slate got a retail price of $599. This time however, those located in the US and UK can get the tablet at $299 (£259) and $399 (£359) for the 16GB Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G models, respectively. Pre-order is available here (US) and here (UK).

The price drop is obviously due to the tight competition against other tablet makers. And despite the Grid 10 tablet donning decent hardware specs on top of its unique Grid OS, Fusion Garage really has to do something strategically to win consumers and that could be by playing with the prices.

Grid 10 Tablet Specs

Grid OS with Android applications
Nvidia Tegra II 1.2Ghz Dual Core processor/chipset
10.1-inch TFT Capacitive Touch Display, 1366 x 768 pixels
16GB, microSD expandable
1.3MP Front-facing camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
3-axis Gyroscope
Built-in microphone
2 Loudspeakers (0.5W)
3.5mm Stereo jack (combined microphone and audio)
microSIM card slot
HDMI port
274.2 x 173.5 x 13.9mm
5,800mAh standard battery

Philippines is listed on Fusion Garage’s subscription page for those who want to register their interest for the tablet, but it’s unclear just yet when the company will begin accepting pre-orders for additional countries. Just stay tuned as we’ll just keep you posted. [via]

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