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.
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.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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After some delays, the spark tablet is now available for pre-order at http://makeplaylive.com/
The Spark tablet is renamed to Vivaldi due to trademark issues: http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Trademark-issue-forces-KDE-s-Spark-tablet-renaming-1473284.html