New Ubuntu Tablet Release Delayed? One More Week to Go


Just two weeks ago came the announcement of the world’s first Ubuntu tablet – Aquaris M10 from BQ was announced and soon was put up for pre-order.

The expected delivery date was somewhere around the second week of April 2016. We have already entered week two of the month, and now comes in the word that those who had already pre-ordered the device may have to wait a tad bit longer to get their hands on the Ubuntu-powered Aquaris M10.

According to report on Digital Trends, the delivery date now reads out to be the second-half of April. Reportedly, the customers weren’t notified about the delay though the dates were changed on the company’s official website. The tablet that boasts of some impressive specs and also doubles up as a desktop PC could probably be worth the wait. But how this Linux-based slate fares once its out there in the wild remains to be seen.

Its capability to act as a desktop PC which allows keyboard and a mouse connecton as well as connecting to a larger external screen happens to be one of its key features. The company’s official website reveals that the offering is equipped with 10.1-inch screen and hides a MediaTek Quad Core MT8163A processor under the hood. There’s a 16GB of storage capacity with 2GB RAM and a microSD card slot onboard that supports up to 64GB of additional storage.

The tablet is complete with micro HDMI slot and front speakers much to the delight of movie-buffs and audiophiles out there. As for the camera onboard, there is an 8MP snapper on the rear panel with autofocus and a 5MP imager on the front panel.

Buyers have the option between two models: the HD (1,280 x 800) variant and the Full HD (1,920 x 1,200) version. The pricing on the models reads out to be $385 (US$289) and about $445 (US$335), respectively.

Keep coming back for more updates on BQ’s Ubuntu-powered Aquaris M10 tablet.

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