BQ, the Spanish OEM partnering with Canonical have announced their latest tablet, the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, it is the first commercial Ubuntu tablet to be launched which also offers Ubuntu convergent experience. The tablet sports a 10.1-inch FullHD IPS display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, it has a ratio of 16:10. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8163A processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage space expandable up to 64GB using microSD card.
BQ is offering the Ubuntu convergent experience, with this you can switch to an Ubuntu PC when connected with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, or when using the micro HDMI port to connect to an external monitor. The tabelt sports an 8MP rear camera with auto focus and dual LED flash along with 1080p video recording, the front camera is a 5MP shooter.
- Display: 10.1-inch FullHD IPS display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, it has a ratio of 16:10
- Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8163A processor
- RAM and Storage: 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB using microSD card
- Camera: 8MP rear camera with auto focus and dual LED flash along with 1080p video recording, the front camera is a 5MP shooter
- OS: Ubuntu
- Battery: 7280mAh
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI, USB OTG
The tablet is powered by a 7280mAh battery and comes with connectivity features like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI, USB OTG. The micro HDMI port helps in connecting the tablet to PC and take benefit from the Ubuntu convergence experience.
Commenting on the announcement, Jane Silber, Canonical CEO, said, “We’re bringing you everything you’ve come to expect from your Ubuntu PC, now on the tablet with BQ, soon on smartphones. This isn’t a phone interface stretched to desktop size – it’s the right user experience and interaction model for the given situation. Also, in terms of applications, we have something no other OS can provide: a single, visual framework and set of tools for applications to run on any type of Ubuntu smart device”.
The BQ Aquarius M10 Abuntu Edition tablet will be available from Q2 2016 through BQ’s online store and is expected to be priced around 250 Euros or US$ 280 which is approximately Rs. 19000.