Spark: Linux Tablet with KDE based Plasma Active

This must be the very first Linux tablet available on the market. Spark sports an open Linux stack on unlocked hardware and comes with an open content and services market. The user interface is Plasma Active running on KDE.

KDE Active Plasma Tablet
Spark Tablet

Here are the technical specifications:

  • CPU: ARM AMLogic (Cortex-A9) @ 1 GHz
  • Mali-400 GPU
  • 512 Mo RAM
  • 7″ multi-touch capacitive touchscreen
  • 4 Go Flash
  • SD card slot
  • WiFi, 3G (GSM), HDMI (1080p), 2 mini-USB ports
  • Battery: 3000 mAh at 7,4 volts or 6000 mAh at 4,7 volts
  • Weight: 355 grams

You can see Plasma Active interface in the video below:

The tablet will cost 200 Euros (about 270 USD). They did not provide availability, but promised further information on Tuesday.

You can learn more about the user interface, getting a binary image and/or getting info to development apps for the platform on Plasma Active website.

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