If you have been a Ubuntu enthusiast, you will be glad to know that the first ever Ubuntu tablet BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is now available for sale for 249 Euros and will be shipped from the second week of April.
|BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition|
Ubuntu is already been in the Smartphone market and has launched the powerful Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition at MWC, and the first Ubuntu powered tablet is indeed a next step forward from Canonical. Although, the BQ Aquaris M10 tablet features a moderate specifications of 10.1 inch display, 16 GB internal storage and 2 GB of RAM running on 1.5 GHz quad core processor, its not the hardware that matters but the OS. The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet was shown in the MWC where Canonical promised it to be not only the first Ubuntu powered tablet, but also the first of its kind to transform into a full fledged PC. Canonical calls it convergence.
The tablet is available for €299.90 including tax and can be pre-ordered from BQ official store. You will get a screen protector and a case for free.
Canonical has partnered with Spanish company BQ in the past launching a couple of Ubuntu powered handsets. BQ on its store mentions:
The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition is the first tablet in the world to use Ubuntu OS and the first device to offer PC convergence. Light and powerful, with excellent battery life and a Full HD display, its ability to switch to an Ubuntu PC makes it the ideal work tool.
The device comes in two different models, the HD and Ful HD versions. The HD Aquaris M10 has MT8163B at 1.3GHz while the full HD model features MediaTek MT8163A at 1.5 GHz. Along with the higher clock rates, the Full HD features a better 1920 x 1080 resolution in comparison to 1280 x 800 offered with HD model. The screen size remains same of 10.1 inch.
Canonical is emphasizing on Convergence where a table/smartphone can work as a full-fledged PC and names this device as the first in its kind to offer it. Microsoft is already working on a similar thing in the name of Continuum and time will tell which one dominates.
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