End of the line for Fusion Garage?

End of the line for Fusion Garage?Remember Fusion Garage, the chaps behind the Linux-rockin’ JooJoo and the Android-based Grid 10 tablets? Of course you do. I bet you were just talking about them.

Fusion Garage’s history is steeped in controversy (and general crapness, if I’m being blunt), and now the Singapore-born manufacturer appears to have gone off the radar. Brilliant.

Earlier this year, the industry was teased by the previously unknown TabCo Group, which promised to “reinvent the wheel” with its imminent tablet. There were rumours that it might be something genuinely interesting, like a Nokia tablet, or perhaps an early Windows 8 effort.

Alas, it materialised that TabCo was in fact Fusion Garage, and the industry sighed collectively. The Grid 10 featured a customised Android UI, but the wheel remained thoroughly unchanged.

Now Fusion Garage has gone deep undercover. Its website was offline for a period over the weekend, and attempts to contact them have been unsuccessful. Try to grab a Grid 10 from the Fusion Garage shop, and you’ll encounter the message: “We are running out of stock. Thank you.” No, thank you.

To make matters worse, Fusion Garage’s PR company, McGrath/Power, has bailed, and its lawyers are reportedly in the process of jumping ship too.

Oh dear.

via: AllThingsD

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5 comments

JoeBear  Dec. 20, 2011 at 15:23

Awesome - were these the guys who slammed every aspect of android, while at the same time customising it for their grid10 tablet?

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:18

Never heard of them :p
Might have got them piled up with the rest of Chinese/HK tablet manufacturers on the market.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:43

Fusion Garage - Making an absolute pig of everything they turned their useless hand to.

Stelph  Dec. 21, 2011 at 07:50

Tbf fusion garage had some good ideas, it's just they were a) stolen from tech crunch b) not fully realised/implemented as they were stolen ideas c) far too cocky and bullish about their products for a startup

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 21, 2011 at 08:08

Their website is back, but you cannot order anything.

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