Canonical partners with Spanish OEM Bq and introduced Aquarius M10-A Ubuntu-powered tablet that sports a massive 10.1-inches Full HD display. The tablet can switch to fully functional Ubuntu PC when connected via Bluetooth mouse, keyboard or a micro HDMI port to an external monitor. The tablet will be available to order via Bq online store and will roll out from Q2 2016, although we are not sure about the pricing, but rumors suggest that it will be priced somewhere around 250 Euros or US$ 280. Let’s now look at the specifications of the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu-powered tablet.
BQ Aquaris M10 Tablet specifications:
The tablet is powered by MediaTek MT8163A Soc clocked at 1.5GHz quad-core processor, the tablet sports a 10.1-inches (1920×1200 pixels) IPS display. There is 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory and a MicroSD card slot is available for memory expansion up to 64GB. Runs on Ubuntu OS.
Talking about the cameras, there is an 8-megapixel autofocus rear camera with dual LED flash and it can record full HD 1080p videos. While on the front, there is a 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. The tablet features Front-firing speakers with Dolby Atmos support. Connectivity features include WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, micro HDMI, USB OTG. A 7280mAh battery is on board.
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.