Spark, the KDE-ish tablet, up for pre-sale

by Michael in

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The Spark is a new tablet based on the open source Mer and KDE's Plasma project. As someone who always did prefer KDE to Gnome (especially back in my linux-as-primary-OS days), I've been fascinated by the Plasma project so it's nice to see an interesting project making use of it.

The tablet has modest hardware:

  • 7 Inch multi-touch capacitive screen

  • 1 GHz ARM Cortex A9 processor with Mali 400 GPU

  • 512 MB DDR2 RAM

  • 4 GB Nand Flash Disk

  • Wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g (3G via USB Extenal)

  • 1.3 MP built-in front facing camera

  • HDMI 1080P Output

  • 2 USB ports

  • MicroSD slot

  • 3.5 mm audio jack

  • Hardware volume and power buttons

  • 4 dimensional Gsensor

  • Battery: 3000mAH @ 7.4v

  • Weight: 355 grams

I'd take one for free/cheap to mess around with. I'm looking forward to when this begins getting into the hands of users and we can start seeing thorough usability impressions.