Sunday, February 5, 2012

$265 Spark Linux Tablet Detailed And Launch Dates Revealed

Following on from the unveiling last week of the new $265 Spark Linux Tablet. The developers Spark project has today revealed more details about their new tablet which is expected to start shipping in May, with pre-ordering starting this month.
Spark project reveals that the new Spark Linux Tablet will be equipped with a 1 GHz AMLogic ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, supported by 512MB RAM and Mali 400 graphics powering its 7 inch, 800 x 480 pixel capacitive multitouch display.
Spark Linux Tablet

It will also come supplied with 4GB of internal storage and a 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, as well as 802.11b/g WiFi connectivity. The internal 4GB of memory can be expanded if required using the supplied microSD card slot.
The Spark project has revealed that their new Spark tablet will run Mer, a community-based version of MeeGo Linux with the KDE Plasma Active software environment. The Spark projects goal is to launch a tablet that is open as possible and all software will all be open source. The Spark tablet will initially ship starting in Europe, but will then open up to global customers. In the future Spark project hope to bring 3G and GPS support to the Linux tablet.
Source: Liliputing


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